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Woman's straight embroidered bodice

Woman's straight embroidered sleeveless bodice with only slight flare in back; white silk ground embroidered with polychrome silks in all-over design of small-scale floral sprays with neck and front edges having border design of slender flowering vine; fronts lined with heavy linen.

Credit Line

Cabot-Townsend Fund and Special Textile Fund

French, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk and linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts