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Two piece dress (skirt)

French pink silk taffeta woven with bands of pink and white flowers and other motives in garlands and elliptical compartments. Fitted bodice, deeply pointed front and back, with straight laced closure up back center; low round neck trimmed with narrow bobbin lace; short gathered sleeves trimmed...

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Made for Mrs. Cecil Caverly of Lowell, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke

American (made in Lima, Peru), About 1854

Object Place

Lima, Peru

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts