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Description

White cotton (muslin); high scoop neckline; plain yoke w/ eyelet embroidered band. Below band is inset shirred panel; same eyelet band at waist, shoulders (resembling capped sleeves), at back & cuffs of long sleeves. Bands at shoulders & cuffs trimmed w/ lace ruffle. Cuffs have 4 piped drawstring bands. Scalloped, eyelet embroidered hem; fullness at skirt between shoulders. Hook & eye closure - eyes are backed by metal eyes; high waist; 3 covered buttons at back of each sleeve attached near lace ruffles. Skirt altered - note stitch marks at back and extra fabric at front center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Empire
Empire (style)
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1932.269
GUSN
34702

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