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A bodice of black wool brocaded gauze

In all-over design of leafy serpentiens with small five petalled blossoms, high round neck with standing collar trimmed with narrow chiffon fluted ruching and row of artificial pearls, long sleeves with light purple satin ribbon bows, buttoned down center front, fitted tightly to waist, flaring...

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Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears

American, About 1880

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Cotton; brocaded gauze


Textiles and Fashion Arts