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Teal blue taffeta dress with faded pink silk taffeta trim. Bodice [A] v-shaped neckline with applied box pleat around neck and three pleats at center "v"; Front button closure from neck to waist with seven dark iridescent buttons with etched floral motif; 3/4 length sleeves with turned back ruffled lace cuffs lined with pink taffeta; Boned and lined with silk and satin; Applied pink taffeta bow; princess seams on back; pointed front waist; small peplum for bustle at back waist. Skirt [B] with satin ribbon waistband; Four flounces and two ruching lined with pink taffeta on front. Cartridge pleats at back waist; applied ruching with ruffle down side seams and along bottom back hem. Cotton sewn inside back waistband for bustle; dust ruffle at hem; silk pocket at right hip. Right side waist hook and eye closure; large teal taffeta bow lined with pink taffeta at back attached at side seams.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1876
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Dress
dresses (garments)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Accession Number
1937.1330AB
GUSN
39494

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