Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1889-1890

GUSN

GUSN-12811

Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Dark brown velvet & medium brown taffeta w/ chenille & embroidered appliques. A=Bodice - standing band velvet collar w/ applique; inner ruffle of gauze edged w/ rick-rack; front bodice is velvet w/ middle panel of pleated & puffed taffeta w/ 3 vertical bands of applique. Front double row of hook & eye closure; boned & lined w/ brown cotton; pointed in front & at back. Long sleeves; 1 panel each of velvet & taffeta, separated by scalloped chenille applique; cuffs same as collar. B=Skirt - consists of taffeta underskirt w/ center vertical band of embroidery in climbing flower design; overskirt is dark brown velvet. Velvet open to reveal underskirt; lined w/ taffeta w/ applique at sides & hem; waist is edged w/ cream silk ribbon & brown silk tape. Cartridge pleats at center back; skirt has elastic straps & boned bars; hem lined w/ taffeta.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
appliqué (technique)
chenille (yarn)
embroidering
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Dress
Women's clothing
Velvet
Silk Taffeta
Chenille
Appliqued
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Dress

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1941.1632AB