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Black lace bed jacket with ivory silk lining. The hip length jacket has a simple wrap around stand up collar with a four hook and loop closure at the back of the neck. The collar and center panel of the bodice are lined with a pleated ivory silk under the black floral lace. The sleeves and side of the bodice consist of several layers. The top layer is floral black lace, then two layers of pleated black chiffon with black lace trim, followed by a lining of black silk. The elbow length sleeves and jacket hem have scalloped edges. The front of the jacket has two decorative lace ties on either side of the center closure. The lace ties have decorative knot work medallions with hanging tassels attached to the ends. The jacket has a fifteen hook and loop center closure. The interior of the jacket is lined with black silk and has five boning strips around the back and sides of the bodice. The interior of the bodice also has a black silk ribbon attached at the back center that ties around the waist. The back of the jacket has an attached net bow at the back of the neck. The lace and chiffon layers fall freely from the shoulders to the hips. There is a black satin bow attached to the center of the jacket at the waist.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
21 11/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation