Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-12826

Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Sheer white cotton. A=Bodice - broad drawstring neckline w/ elbow length sleeves; sleeves are gathered on inner seam; embroidered w/ floral spray & scalloped edge. White satin bow attached at elbow; bodice is boned & has sharp "wasp" waist at front & back. Hook & eye closure at center back; lined w/ white cambric. B=Skirt - matching; gathered all around waist; 4 flounces (2 at bottom wider than 2 at top); flounces are embroidered w/ same floral sprays & scalloped edge at sleeves; piping at neckline, armscye, flounces, & dust ruffle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
embroidering
stitching
scalloping
floral patterns
Women's clothing
Cotton
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Scalloped
Spray
DRESS

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher

Accession Number

1990.371AB