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Sleeveless bodice

Dark brown velvet, made somewhat in the style of the 16th century with tabs over shoulders and at waist; tabbed collar with lapels in front; hooked down short front; collar and shoulder tabs piped with black satin; black velvet buttons with ruffle of black Chantilly lace at meeting of lapels;...

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Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

American, About 1865

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Velvet, Chantilly lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts