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Woman's gown and petticoat (overskirt)

Brocade overskirt. Ground: white taffeta. Design: undulating vine woven with white silk, and powdering of floral sprays, woven with yellowish orange, reddish orange, red, reddish violet, green, and black silk.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Pierce

English, about 1780

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts