Women's dress ensemble

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1867-1868

GUSN

GUSN-38885

Description

This three-piece dress ensemble is made from purple silk satin with a high rounded neck, black satin horizontal bars with nine self-covered buttons, a black star (military style), lace epaulets from back to waist. The bodice is lined with cream cotton and the sleeves are lined with cream silk. The long sleeves have 4 rows of same black satin bars. The waist has a peplum at back; pleats at front and back. The skirt has a train and a hem lined with purple crinoline and edged with dark purple silk tape. A pocket is placed on the right side. The belt bustle has black silk bands in a chevron pattern, with a self-bow with black satin trim and hook and eye closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
ensembles (costume)
stitching
satin
silk (textile)
civil wars
armed forces
Dress
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Hand Stitched
Civil War
Military
Court
Dress

Additional Identification Number

1936.1054 A

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1936.1054A-C

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