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Two-piece dress (skirt)

Dark red velvet with dark magenta satin figured with polychrome silk and gold flowers, trimmed with bobbin lace. Bodice shaped and deeply pointed in front; flat, tapered round collar; full three-quarter length sleeves; scalloped bobbin lace around cuffs, collar and down front flanking laced...

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Belonged to Lydia Williams Lyman (Mrs. Robert Treat Paine)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry S. Hall, Jr.

French, 1885–90

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts