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Café au lait taffeta; fitted bodice (a) with high, round neck and long sleeves; buttoned down front with light gray-blue silk buttons; sleeves and upper bodice trimmed with broad bands of latticework made of narrow folds of light gray satin (forming yoke line on upper bodice); ruffles of bobbin...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John S. Ames

American, about 1865

Object Place

United States


67.5 x 64 cm (26 9/16 x 25 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, silk satin, bobbin appliqué lace, silk covered buttons, linen lining and metal hook and eye closure


Textiles and Fashion Arts