Evening dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1905-1915

GUSN

GUSN-12866

Description

Evening dress with square neckline and short sleeves. Cream silk satin with overlay of black and cream net. Opening at front skirt. Heavily beaded and sequined with silver spangles, tassels and rhinestones. Bodice is boned with drawstring at neck. Medallion and chevron motif with flowers at neckline. Hook and eye closure at back. Sheer undersleeve of cream silk with black net ruffle. Black net bands around shoulders front to back and around waist. Lower portion of dress of black net with large sequin medallions and scalloped edge. Edged with black silk satin. Lined with cream satin. One band of elastic 1/4 of the way up. Spangles are tarnished.

Details

Descriptive Terms

evening dresses (garments)
silk (textile)
satin
net (textile)
beading (process)
rhinestone
sequins (spangles)
Women's clothing
Net
Sequins
Rhinestone
Beaded
Hand Stitched
Evening Wear
Gown, Evening

Inscription

Printed on underarm guards ribbon & cross with: ""THE BEST"" and ""WARRENTED/ KLEINERT/ TRADEMARK"" Underneath is printed: ""The Gem/ FLESH COLOR/ SILK LINED/ A 3 14.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of the Family of Sarah Merry Bradley Gamble

Accession Number

1984.486