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Green satin brocaded w/ palm trees in brown & gold w/ embroidered green velvet trim. Bodice = A - green velvet standing band collar w/ feathers; metallic braid & green glass beads. Blouson front, placket hooks at left shoulder & green taffeta "vest" w/ hook & eye front closure; boned, pointed front & back. Velvet leg o' mutton sleeves embroidered w/ silver metallic coils in trilobed motif. Sides of sleeves have cutwork w/ metallic net inserted and trimmed w/ copper, metal, gold threads & beads in scrolling, stylized floral motif. Cuffs have yellow gros-grain ribbon liner. Skirt = B - matching skirt w/ front inserted panel of green velvet w/ same embroidery & cutwork as bodice sleeves. Rest of skirt is of green brocade; panels trimmed w/ green feathers (like collar) w/ ruffle at hem. Slight train w/ gathers at back to be hooked onto bodice back; underskirt of green taffeta w/ boned bar & elastic ties for bustle. Taffeta dust ruffle; overskirt takced in place w/ black ribbon at back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1889-1890
Inscriptions
Stamped ""NICHOLLS"" on hooks at skirt back.
Material
brocade (textile)
embroidering
machine-made
metallic (color attribute)
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
thread
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Brocade
brocade (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Fiddle Thread
floral patterns
Geometric Floral
Hand Stitched
machine-made
metallic (color attribute)
satin
Satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
stylization
thread
Tree
trees
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1931.586AB
GUSN
33967
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Notes Similar item Relationship 1000374504

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