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Day Dress

Description

Printed gauze with cream windowpane (checked) ground; printed with geometric and floral motifs in blues, brown, pink and green; Dress A - high, piped neckline, darts and princess seam; piping at armscye; bell shaped sleeves ahve tuck near shoulder; epaulets and cuffs trimmed with green and beige silk fringe, and border printed with chevrons and flowers in same colors as above; piping and cartridge pleats all around waist; 2 self rosettes at center front; hook and eye closure at center front; skirt has 3 flounces printed with wider border similar to border at sleeves; piping around each flounce; hook and eye closure is covered with silk covered button placket. Capelet B: Matching capelet has high piped neckline; long lapet ends at front; pointed center back, are trimmed with same fringe and printed border (as used on dress); hook and eye closure; lined with white (cotton) cambric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1857
Inscriptions
Label removed from dress: ""Dress 200+ years old/Miss Couch of Newburyport/Made in France.""
Material
cotton (textile)
gauze
printing (process)
silk (textile)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Checked
checker pattern
Cotton
cotton (textile)
day (time of day)
Daywear
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
gauze
Gauze
Geometric Floral
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
Leno Weave
printing (process)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Summer
summer (season)
Transfer Printed
Victorian
Walking Wear
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1968.148AB
GUSN
47540

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