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Women's dress ensemble

Description

This three-piece dress ensemble is made from purple silk satin with a high rounded neck, black satin horizontal bars with nine self-covered buttons, a black star (military style), lace epaulets from back to waist. The bodice is lined with cream cotton and the sleeves are lined with cream silk. The long sleeves have 4 rows of same black satin bars. The waist has a peplum at back; pleats at front and back. The skirt has a train and a hem lined with purple crinoline and edged with dark purple silk tape. A pocket is placed on the right side. The belt bustle has black silk bands in a chevron pattern, with a self-bow with black satin trim and hook and eye closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1867-1868
Material
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
armed forces
Civil War
civil wars
Court
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
Military
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1936.1054A-C
GUSN
38885
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