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Woman's dress in two parts (under and overdresses)

Woman's dress consisting of a cream-colored satin underdress and a white silk muslin overdress with brocaded sprigs. Cream-colored satin underdress (a), V-shaped bodice with hook and eye closures down center front, piping along neckline, diagonal pleats open at top and sewn down at bottom,...

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Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

Wedding dress in two parts (under and overdresses)

American, 1840

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front (underdress): 128.91 cm (50 3/4 in.) Center front (overdress): 109.22 cm (43 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Underdress (a): Silk satin, cotton plain weave lining, metal hooks Overdress (b): Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts (clipped), silk satin damask ribbon, silk satin trim, silk lace, silk mesh


Textiles and Fashion Arts