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.
Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman
American, about 1865
79.5 x 80 cm (31 5/16 x 31 1/2 in.)
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