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Green taffeta with minute woven lozenge figure and warp printed fern and flower design in black, lower edge of bodice and peplum trimmed with black silk bobbin lace; tulle ruffles on sleeves; skirt longer in back. Belonged to Mrs. David Nichols, grandmother of donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

American, about 1865

Object Place

United States


79.5 x 80 cm (31 5/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk moire taffeta figured and ikat, linen lace and frogging, needlework covered buttons, cotton glazed lining, silk banding, and metal hook and eye closure


Textiles and Fashion Arts