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Women's dress

Description

This cream (discolored); cotton mull dress has a "v" shaped neckline, short sleeves trimmed with lace inserts, shirred shoulders and a shirred bodice front. The bodice has smocking at the waist, and piping at the waist and shoulders. The center front of the waist comes to a sharp point. The skirt is gathered all around, with two whitework bands at hem and one deep tuck. The bodice is lined with cotton and closes with a hook & eye.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1843-1850
Material
cotton (textile)
stitching
whitework
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Mull
stitching
whitework
Whitework
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1955.M4
GUSN
41352

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