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Woman's evening dress

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Yellow taffeta dress with wide, flaring neckline, tightly fitted bodice, short sleeves; skirt full all around with three flounces of yellow and white brocade border taffeta; triangular panels front and back of bodice and edges of sleeves trimmed with part of brocade taffeta.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry Barbour Hussey

Possibly French, about 1855

Object Place

Possibly France

Dimensions

Overall: 127cm (50in.)

Accession Number

53.2897

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave(taffeta), with supplementary warp-and-weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes