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H6978 Dress, womens, silk / cotton / metal, maker unknown, place of production unknown, c. 1880. Click to enlarge.

Womens dress

Made
  • c. 1880
Mustard coloured silk brocade dress with a delicate all over sprig pattern. Long dress fitting loosely at the waist with smocking at the top front and back and centre back and front waist. Centre front opening fastened from neck to knee with 17 mustard coloured fabric buttons [Note: the dress has been sewn together and the buttons removed]. High neck, long sleeves with slashed inserts. Small pleated frill around the hem. Pocket in right hand side seam. Hook and eye fastening an the neck. Fully …

Summary

Object No.

H6978

Object Statement

Dress, womens, silk / cotton / metal, maker unknown, place of production unknown, c. 1880

Physical Description

Mustard coloured silk brocade dress with a delicate all over sprig pattern. Long dress fitting loosely at the waist with smocking at the top front and back and centre back and front waist. Centre front opening fastened from neck to knee with 17 mustard coloured fabric buttons [Note: the dress has been sewn together and the buttons removed]. High neck, long sleeves with slashed inserts. Small pleated frill around the hem. Pocket in right hand side seam. Hook and eye fastening an the neck. Fully lined with blue and grey striped cotton. Waist tape inside waist fastened with hook and eye.

Dimensions

Depth

1420 mm

Production

Made

  • c. 1880

History

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Florence Sulman, 1962

Acquisition Date

21 February 1962

Cite this Object

Harvard

Womens dress 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/247110>

Wikipedia

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