Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1808-1812

GUSN

GUSN-34703

Description

Cream cotton; squared neckline; embroidered with green leaves outlined in yellow at front and back of neck and cuffs of short sleeves. Hem embroidered with red rose buds, brown branches, and worm ground; bottom border of two-toned leaves also outlined in yellow thread. High waist; gathered at bust; shoulder line is very close at back. Gussets at underarms/side; narrow waistband backed with linen. Fullness at back between shoulders; six covered buttons and button holes; back is lined with cotton.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
embroidering
stitching
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Empire (style)
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Women's clothing
Cotton
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Empire
Flower
Leaf
Dress

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Frances Greely Curtis

Accession Number

1932.270