Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-33899

Description

Light blue iridescent taffeta; bateau neckline edged w/ lace. Cap sleeves w/ piped arm's eye. Pointed front & back; boned & lined w/ linen. Hand-sewn eyes at center back for laced closure. Skirt has cotton waistband w/ hook & eye closure; box pleats at front. Cartridge pleats & crinoline at back for fullness. Deep hem stiffened w/ crinoline & edged w/ olive silk tape; pocket on right side. Dress was altered; seams on bodice were let out & fabric added under arm's eye; skirt altered at waist.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Hand Stitched
DRESS

Additional Identification Number

1931.305AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1931.304AB