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Dress in two parts (bodice and skirt)

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White silk dress of taffeta with minute imbricated scalloped pattern of weft floats; (a) bodice: wide flaring neckline with cotton cord through casing, short straight sleeves with silk ribbon edging inside, boned and pointed center front and back, laced down center back, and tape tabs sewn...

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Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, about 1840

Object Place

Massachusettts, United States

Dimensions

Center front (bodice): 31 cm (12 3/16 in.) Center front (skirt): 104.9 cm (41 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1154a-b

Medium or Technique

Figured silk tafetta, baleen, cotton plain weave lining, metal hook and eye closures, cotton cord

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes