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1986.1110B (RS24678)

Description

A lady's evening dress in rasberry-gold iridescent silk brocade patterned with large sprigs of flowers. It has a square neckline, fitted bodice with a center front opening with a brass ring closure. The dress has elbow length sleeves with an asymetrical self ruching at the edge. The bodice comes to square points to open at the front of the skirt. The skirt opening is edged with ceruse silk ruching and ornament with a serpentine band about 3" in from the center. There are pocket slits in the side seams.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1790
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brocade (textile)
silk (textile)
weaving
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Brocade
brocade (textile)
DRESS
Floral
floral patterns
gowns
Silk
silk (textile)
weaving
Woven
Accession Number
1986.1110B
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51214

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