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White silk satin embroidered with plain and textured flat gilt wire, sprigs overall, flowers and wheat on sleeves and at skirt base, three dimensional flowers and wheat kernels over wire and net foundations. Wide round neckline; welted fiddle back, shoulder seams. Large puff sleeves. Skirt...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1825

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (Center back): 121.5 cm (47 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1650

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, embroidered with metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes