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2-Piece Dress

Item Information

Title:
2-Piece Dress
Description:
Bodice- Brown silk faille; band collar covered in velvet; edged with white lace ruffle with pale green satin rosette concealing hooks and eye; wide collar of cream lace and brown velvet and green satin rosettes at shoulder; lace collar and waist appliqued with cream roses with green leaves; brown velvet leg-o-mutton sleeves with cream lace cuffs with green satin rosettes, brown velvet streamers with green satin lining at center back; brown silk lining; bored darts and seams; white grosgrain inner belt. Skirt- Brown silk faille; black silk waistband; hook and eye closure center back; slight train; 3 bands of velvet above hem; appliqued scalloped ruffle above hem; Brown silk lining; band of black horsehair (?) above hem; interior ties of silk and elastic ; pocket in lining under placket.
Date:
1887–1893
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
appliqué (technique)
faille
horsehair
lace (needlework)
stitching
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
dresses (garments)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
floral patterns
Silk
Velvet
Faille
Lace
Horsehair
Satin
Appliqued
Hand Stitched
Floral
Women's Clothing
Places:
Massachusetts
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Notes:
Gift of Weston Historical Society
Accession #:
1993.221AB
Identifier:
11527