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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Brocaded satin in tan, gold & lavender tones; floral trail motif. A=Bodice - collar in cream satin w/ black beading; half of collar hooks clockwise into neck of bodice. Front of bodice is covered w/ panels of pleated cream mousseline de soie & ruched w/ same. All heavily accented by jet beadwork, sequins, rhinestones & some black mousseline de soie. Bodice is boned; pointed at center front; hook & eye closure in front; sleeves are puffed at shoulder & fitted below to wrist; trimmed w/ lavender velvet ribbon. Back of bodice has cream & black mousseline de soie & beadwork w/ rhinestones; 4-panel peplum at center back has 2 buttons, each a pearl surrounded by a circle of rhinestones. Lavender velvet ribbon in 4 stripes down back also edge each peplum panel, back waist & cuffs. Bodice lined w/ cotton; at peplum & cuff lined w/ lavender satin. B=Skirt - matching; hook & eye closure at back; lavender satin at hem; lined w/ cream polished cotton. Elastic halfway down inside of skirt; all seams bound w/ satin ribbon.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1896
Inscriptions
On hooks of bodice: ""NICHOLLS"".
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
brocade (textile)
cloth
machine-made
satin
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Brocade
brocade (textile)
cloth
day (time of day)
Day Wear
DRESS
dresses (garments)
evening dresses (garments)
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Mousseline
Satin
satin
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1942.337AB
GUSN
52978

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