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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Cream satin ground w/ printed purple velvet sprays. A=Bodice - drawstring scooped neckline w/ small thread loops all around; puffed short sleeves w/ gathered cuffs; V-shaped silk tulle gathered at necline & waist; pointed waist at front. Pleated waistband; boned; lined w/ taffeta & cotton; back hook & eye closure. 4 satin bow tassels w/ tulle rosettes at back center waist; twill ribbon belt at inside waist. B=Skirt - satin & velvet panels lined w/ satin; center front opening revealing taffeta & tulle underskirt. Silk twill waistband backed w/ cotton twill; box pleats at back; snap closure at back w/ hook & eye at waist; train w/ pleated & ruched dust ruffle.

Details

Maker
Chapman, J. E. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1896
Inscriptions
Printed on inside belt of bodice: ""J.E. Chapman/Roxbury"". Gold lettering found at two locations on belt.
Location of origin
Roxbury, MA, USA
Material
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Tulle
tulle (meshed textile)
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1972.157AB
GUSN
48752

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