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An evening dress of green satin brocaded with pink, green, yellow, and blue silks, and gold metal thread in all-over design of serpentine stems bearing a variety of carnation blossoms; low cut neck with surplice line both front and back of bodice, hooked down back of bodice, short straight...

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Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, about 1915

Object Place

United States


132 x 88 cm (51 15/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin and gold-colored metallic warppped thread brocade, silk taffeta, silk satin, gold-colored metallic wrapped thread net, gold-colored metallic wrapped thread with white-colored rhinestones net, taffeta (synthetic?), net (synthetic?), metal and rhinestone ornament and metal closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts