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Description

White linen; high neckline; Front: several narrow vertical tucks from shoulder to hem. Tucks enclosed by inserted eyelet band (wagon wheel, pineapple and leaf motifs); pearl buttons at center front from neck to hem covered with scalloped eyelet ruffle; long sleeves with eyelet insert on front sleeve from shoulder to cuff; ruffle eyelet cuff with scalloped edge at right and left hip; small ruffle with rose motif with scalloped edge below pockets. Large eyelet panel with pineapple motif attached beneath ruffle and open at sides. Boxed pleats at back waist. Inside at waist, added cotton sewn in for bustle effect, creating boxed pleats of back waist. Eyelet ruffle and dust ruffle at hem.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1877-1880
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
eyelets (components)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
linen (material)
machine-made
stitching
textiles
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
day (time of day)
Daywear
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Eyelet
eyelets (components)
foliation (pattern)
Hand Stitched
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Leisure
leisure
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Pineapple
pineapple (motif)
stitching
textiles
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1936.1133
GUSN
38911

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