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Two-piece eyelet women's dress with three-quarter length sleeves and an ankle length skirt. The bodice is constructed of a cream colored eyelet fabric with floral designs over a silk lining. The bodice also has a lace yoke collar. The bodice has eleven hook and loop closure in the front. The sleeves are made of tulle with an eyelet overlay. The interior of the bodice has seven strips of boning and the back and two on each side. There is a stiff ribbon sewn in the bodice that wraps around the waist. The back of the lace yoke collar is falling from the neck. The skirt has a cream silk lining with the cream colored floral eyelet overlay. The bottom edge of the hem is edged with tulle. The back edge of the skirt is about eight centimeters longer than the front, creating a little train. The back of the skirt has a nine hook and loop closures in the lining and three snap buttons in the eyelet overlay.
tulle (meshed textile)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
13 13/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation