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3-Piece Dress

Item Information

Title:
3-Piece Dress
Description:
Skirt with an evening and a day bodice. Low neck bodice- Black lino weave silk over black silk; wide, scooped neckline; pleated black chiffon collar, wide with ruffled edge; pleated center front and back; hook and eye closure down center front of lining, snaps on woven top; Waist pointed at front; black satin sash rucked center front and back; hook and eye closure center front (boned); full, elbow length sleeves, gathered at shoulders, chiffon ruffle at elbow; boned seams and darts; grosgrain inner waistband, hook and eye closure with 2 hooks for skirt at center back; ribbon ties at collar; High neck bodice-- Black lino weave silk over black taffeta; embroidered net band collar trimmed with scalloped white sil ribbon embroidered with pale blue flowers with black stems; yoke of alternating bands of embroidered net and tucked chiffon; flanked by vertical bands of embroidered net; center front snap front concealed under panels of lino-weave (for further description, see accession worksheet).
Date:
1899–1907
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
chiffon
cotton (textile)
embroidering
stitching
gauze
machine-made
net (textile)
satin
silk (textile)
taffeta
dresses (garments)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
floral patterns
Silk
Satin
Chiffon
Net
Cotton
Taffeta
Leno Weave
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Floral
Women's Clothing
Places:
Massachusetts
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
Gift of Weston Historical Society
Accession #:
1993.284
Identifier:
11941