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White silk dress

Dress of white slightly ribbed silk, tightly fitted bodice coming to deep point in center front, short sleeves, wide flaring neck trimmed in front with folds of self material, hooked down center back, full skirt gathered evenly all around, sleeve ruffles of blonde lace, skirt embroidered in...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

American, mid-19th century, about 1840

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts