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Description

White china silk with net inserts; Bodice (A) - blouson bodice with standing band collar (boned) and yoke of lace with foliate garland and stylized flowers; lace ruffle around yoke; stitched pleats around yoke front and back; band of lace inserted below pleats, and near shoulders on sleeves; elbow length sleeves with lace ruffle cuffs; sleeves and bodice lined with white cambric; hook and eye closure at center back (both lining and silk exterior); feather stitching along center back; hooks around waist at back for support of skirt; Skirt (B) - matching skirt; stitched pleats all around waist (extend to hips); narrow waistband; one tuck at hem; satin ribbon dust ruffle; hook and eye closure center back; Belt (C) matching belt; wide, shirred and gathered at ends, with 3 rows of ruching in center; boned at ends and ruching; hook and eye closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1905
Material
lace (needlework)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
festoon (motif)
floral patterns
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
Garland
Geometric Floral
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
scrolling foliage
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
stylization
Summer
summer (season)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1963.40A-C
Credit Line
In memory of Alice Maude Knight.
GUSN
38369

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