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Women's dress ensemble

Description

Cream cotton with silk twill stripes; printed with stylized faded purple flowers surrounded by pink and green floral sprays; bateau neck with piping and pleats extending from shoulder toward center front; printed waist with wide piping; long sleeves with tuck and row of box pleats at elbow; 2 pearl buttons and loops at waist; all seams on sleeves are piped; bodice is lined with white cotton; skirt has cartridge pleats all around, hem lined with white polished cotton; hook and eye closure at back; matching capelet is lined with sheer cotton and comes to long point in front.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1845
Material
cotton (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
floral patterns
Geometric Floral
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Striped
stripes
stylization
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1943.170AB
GUSN
53451

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