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Dress of white silk moire

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Dress of white silk moire with bands of vertical stripes of white and ight purple satin, tightly fitted bodice coming to deep point center front, hooked down center back, long straight in front with folds of self material, full skirt gathered evenly all around; several brownish stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

American, mid-19th century, about 1840

Object Place



134.6 x 61.0 cm (53 x 24 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk striped moire and glazed cotton lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts