Dressing Gown

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1866

GUSN

GUSN-46900

Description

Wrapper. Brown and blue silk plaid taffeta with floral sprays; aubergine silk (solid panel) extends from neck to hem at front, and around hem, shoulder and cuffs; long sleeves; piping at high neck, armsceye, waist and hip yoke; pleats all around waist; large round self covered buttons arranged in pairs with loop closure along center front; loops continue to thigh, then the dress is stitched closed to hem; hip yoke; princess seam; inner bodice has hook and eye closure, is boned, and is tan cotton twill; fully lined with brown cambric; hem bound with brown wool tape, pocket on right side seam. Visible drawstring inside waist, used to gather silk evenly, not for garment closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing gowns
stitching
taffeta
machine-made
silk (textile)
cotton (textile)
floral patterns
plaids
maternity
Gown, DressingWomen's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Cotton
Hand Stitched
Plaid
Spray
Maternity
Gown, Dressing

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Dressingwear & Nightwear

Accession Number

1964.38

Date

1850-1866 (gown re-made in later style)