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Description

Cream cotton; squared neckline; embroidered with green leaves outlined in yellow at front and back of neck and cuffs of short sleeves. Hem embroidered with red rose buds, brown branches, and worm ground; bottom border of two-toned leaves also outlined in yellow thread. High waist; gathered at bust; shoulder line is very close at back. Gussets at underarms/side; narrow waistband backed with linen. Fullness at back between shoulders; six covered buttons and button holes; back is lined with cotton.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1808-1812
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Dress
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Empire
Empire (style)
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
foliation (pattern)
Hand Stitched
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1932.270
Credit Line
Gift of Frances Greely Curtis
GUSN
34703

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