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Women's dress ensemble

Description

This pale green silk ensemble is made of a capelet, bodice and skirt. The bodice shows a V-shaped neckline with tucks at the shoulder that extend to the waist. The long sleeves have a second, shorter sleeve with tucks at the cuff. The bodice is lined with brown cotton twill and is padded and boned with a set of hook and eye closures. The skirt has box pleats with cartridge pleats at center back. The matching cape (B) has hook and eye closures at center front, with three tucks at the hem, and is lined with brown glazed cotton.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1843-1847
Material
cotton (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1945.21AB
GUSN
53941

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