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Black satin evening dress

Straight silhouette; sleeveless; short skirt, shorter on left and dipping to deep point at center back; beaded with several kinds of black beads in large-scale peony design; black satin slip incorporated into upper part of dress.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

American, About 1828

Object Place

USA

Accession Number

52.237

Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes