Evening gown

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-189665

Description

Violet colored evening gown with chiffon over layer with dark and light blue voided velvet floral designs. The dress has a silk and tulle attached slip. The gown has a v-shaped neckline and flowing elbow length sleeves. There is violet colored tulle at the neck and at the ends of the sleeves. There is a straight seam that is sewn across the natural waist. There is a diagonal seam from the left hip to the right ankle. The gown has a slightly flared skirt and seven rows of shirring at each shoulder. One seem on the right shoulder has a loose thread. The back of the dress has a v-shaped tulle insert in the center of the back panel. From the neck to the center of the back under each arm is an extra panel of chiffon that falls to the natural waist.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

gowns
velvet (fabric weave)
chiffon
tulle (meshed textile)
silk (fiber)
Gown, Evening

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P814
Front maid's room

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Dimensions

17 12/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1234