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Chocolate brown ankle length evening gown with full length fitted sleeves. The bodice and sleeves of the dress are made of silk. The skirt is made of a woven, nobby material (possibly silk linnen or silk noil). The gown has a V-shaped neckline with two rhinestone balls attached at the base of the V. There is decorative seaming on each sleeve from shouder to wrist. At the wrist there are six silk covered acorn shaped buttons. In each under arm there is an attached shield made by "Kleinerts" (removed due to deterioration of underarm shield-see condition report for full info). The skirt material has a matte finish. There are several pulled threads in the skirt-especially along bottom and left side. The gown has a matching rope belt with rhinestones that is detached (P810B). There are no belt loops on the gown.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
17 6/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation