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Woman's dress (with train)

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One-piece purple velvet trained reception dress with purple shirred satin bands at the center front, center back, and on the sleeves above the lace cuff flounces, attached long train with fan shaped satin inserts, hook & eye front center opening, upper sleeve slashed with satin inserts, lined...

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Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

American?, about 1880


Center back: 236.2 cm (93 in.) Other (Bust): 83.8 cm (33 in.) Other (Waist): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.)

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Silk velvet trimmed with silk satin and cotton machine lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts