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A=Jacket; B=Dress; C=Underskirt. Cream silk ground w/ brown nubby wool woven in scrolling pattern; dark brown taffeta trim. A=Jacket - Basque style; brown taffeta collar; self-piping; lapels split from collar at shoulder. Brown taffeta insert at neck & waist separated by cream & brown fabric tab w/ button. Long sleeves w/ brown taffeta; turned back cuffs trimmed w/ 2 straps of cream & brown fabric & self-piping. 15 mother of pearl buttons at center front; 2 buttons at each cuff; lined w/ light brown wool. B=Dress - cream & brown standing band collar w/ brown piping; brown taffeta lapels; long sleeves w/ cream & brown straps w/ 2 buttons at cuffs. Pleated brown taffeta ruffle at cuffs; buttons & button holes from neck to hem; 2 bands of pleated brown taffeta above scalloped hem trimmed w/ brown piping. Bow & train at back; boned; lined w/ cream cotton twill; elastic band at back bow. C=Underskirt - brown cotton; button closure at back; bottom - brown taffeta dust ruffle w/ scalloped & pleated hem; hem bound w/ brown wool tape; drawstring 1/2 way down back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1877-1878
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
day (time of day)
Day Wear
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
walking suits
Walking Wear
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1941.1216A-C
GUSN
52588

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