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Woman's dress in two parts (bodice)

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An evening dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), of pale yellow damask with large-scale pattern of chrysanthemums in deeper yellow weft floats; bodice (a) with wide square cut neckline, and very short sleeves, slightly pointed in center front, laced down center back, sleeves and front...

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Woven into petersham sewn inside bodice: "Parcher/ Boston"

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American (Boston, Massachusetts), About 1890

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.) Center back: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with faux pearls (composite material), silk plain weave (chiffon), silk velvet, buckram, metal hooks and eyes


Textiles and Fashion Arts