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Wedding Gown

Description

Ivory silk satin with pearls and lace; bodice-standing band collar and yoke of cream shirred silk gauze with shirred ruffle and row of pearls around yoke; lace rosette with wire support at back of collar; front panel with epaulettes, lace and pearl trim, and 2 large circles of pearls, has hook and eye closure at left side; bodice has fulness at bust with boned inner "vest"; leg of nutton sleeves, puffed at shoulder and shirred along seam to cuffs, cuffs are angled, trimmed with 2 rows of pearls, and lace ruffle; satin waistband with large self-bow on left; boned; lined with cream taffeta; skirt b) matching skirt; full train; wide panels of lace draped across skirt front; cream satin ribbons with orange blossoms (ribbons are very long and have knots where roses or flowers were).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1896-1897
Inscriptions
Stamped on bodice waistband: ""M. O'BIREN/ ROBES/ 266 WEST 38th ST., NY""
Material
beads (pierced objects)
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Beads
beads (pierced objects)
GOWN
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1932.96A-C
GUSN
34601

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