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Description

Black corded silk with black cut velvet and black lace over white corded silk panel; standing collar - black at back, white at front; "lapels" of black velvet with gauze ground with white corded silk underneath; round white and black silk covered buttons at center front; basque style; long fitted sleeves with velvet/gauze cuffs; pleated peplum; black cotton twill lining; no boning; collar and cuffs lined with tulle. Skirt (B)= matching black corded silk with same inset panel at front of black lace and velvet with gauze over white corded silk; 3 black gros grain bows along panel; fabric poufed and draped at back, with box pleats at hem; bustle - 4 pairs of ties (one is actually a drawstring); dust ruffle; hook and eye closure at waist; one button at back; cartridge pleats at back. Taffeta lining (3/4) with black crinoline at bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1882-1883
Material
cord (fiber product)
gauze
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Basque
cord (fiber product)
Corded
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Floral
floral patterns
gauze
Gauze
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Mourning
Possibly mourning
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1942.628AB
GUSN
53085

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