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Sheer white long sleeved cotton bodice. The bodice has a high lace stand up collar with three boning strips. There is a three tiered pleated cotton and lace fichu down the center of the bodice. The bodice has small gathers at the shoulders and pleated decoration just above the wrists. The cuffs are trimmed with two contrasting pieces of lace. The front hem of the bodice is rounded and has a drawstring around the waist. The bodice closes up the back center with five mother-of-pearl buttons. The drawstring ties at the back of the waist. The back hem of the bodice has a straight edge.
mother of pearl
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
14 3/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation