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One-piece. White ribbed silk trimmed with V-shaped pieces of pink velvet and pink velvet bows on shoulders. Design of abstract floral motifs made with orange-pink braid around each piece of velvet. On shoulders and down front lavender silk braid and tassels are placed. Short train. Long sleeves....

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kendall

American or French, 1865–70

Object Place

U.S.A. or France


195.5 x 110 cm (76 15/16 x 43 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk with silk embroidery, silk velvet, silk tassels and frogging, silk satin, cotton gauze and linen lining, and metal hook and eye closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts