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Description

Blue/black changeable taffeta with tapestry inserts; Bodice (A): basque style; tapestry collar with tapestry panel, 18 tapestry buttons at center front; decorative tapestry band at cuffs; pleats at left and right front extend from shoulder to hem with smocking at waist; long sleeves with pleated cuffs and self bows at wrists; small patch pocket (with tapestry piping) at lower left; back extends to a pouf, with a self-bow and ribbons with passementerie tassel at end of each ribbon; boned and lined with tan cotton damask with motif; padded; woven silk waistband with hook and eye closure; Skirt B: - Bustle skirt has matching tapestry panel inserted center front; blue/black changeable taffeta from sides to back - tapestry and taffeta are gathered along side seam, and taffeta has ruffled edge; skirt is poufed and draped at back with elastic bands to gather fabric; 3 pleated ruffles around hem; tasseled fringe at hem of tapestry panel and side panels of taffeta; blue glazed cotton twill panel at waist front; hem bound with green wool tape and lined with dark wool band; Skirt lined with brown cambric with cambric and buckram bustle attached at train and center back. Hook and eye closure at waist.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880
Inscriptions
Handwritten in pencil on waistband ""Souther""
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tapestries
Object type
Clothing; Main Garments
Descriptive terms
Basque
Cambric
day (time of day)
Day Wear
Daywear
Dress
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
tapestries
Tapestry
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.12AB
GUSN
47558

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