Gown

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1750-1790

GUSN

GUSN-51214

Description

A lady's evening dress in rasberry-gold iridescent silk brocade patterned with large sprigs of flowers. It has a square neckline, fitted bodice with a center front opening with a brass ring closure. The dress has elbow length sleeves with an asymetrical self ruching at the edge. The bodice comes to square points to open at the front of the skirt. The skirt opening is edged with ceruse silk ruching and ornament with a serpentine band about 3" in from the center. There are pocket slits in the side seams.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gowns
brocade (textile)
silk (textile)
weaving
floral patterns
Silk
Brocade
Woven
Floral
DRESS

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.1110B