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Woman's dress

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A dress, made of 18th century Spitalfields brocade, wide flaring neckline, short very full puffed sleeves, bodice fitted to waist, skirt full with box pleats in front and at sides, gathered at back, hooked down center back, short cape collar with long points over sleves; fabric of dress cream...

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Gift of Mrs. Wendell Taber

American, of Spitalfields brocade, About 1830

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130.5 x 75 cm (51 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.) approximate flat measurement for flat or hanging storage

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, silk satin, silk taffeta, silk thread fringe, metal hook and eye closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts