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Woman's two-piece day dress

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A dress in two parts, of light grayish green taffeta; (a) bodice fitted and boned, coming to deep point center front and back, elbow length bell shaped sleeves, hooked down center front, trimmed with bands of geometric motifs brocaded with red, white, and green silk on a sheer black silk ground,...

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Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot and Edward Jackson Lowell Ropes

American, late 1850s

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Bodice: 46.3 cm (18 1/4 in.); skirt: 101 cm (39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.476a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), with supplementary-weft patterning (à la disposition) and silk net

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes