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Spitalfields brocade dress

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American, mid 19th about 1840. Fabric 18th century Spitalfields brocade, blue ground, horizontal interlacing ribbon and floral serpentines, brocaded with white and brilliant polychrome silks, tightly fitted bodice coming to V in center front, hooked down center back, wide flaring neckline,...

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Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

American, mid-19th century, about 1840

Object Place

United States


128 x 71 cm (50 3/8 x 27 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade and silk satin with glazed cotton lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts