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Woman's dress in two parts

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Bodice and skirt of woman's two piece dress of ivory silk taffeta faille brocaded with polychrome silk flowers accented with gold and silver-metallic thread in the Louis XV style. Bodice has ivory silk "stomacher" that was originally trimmed, possibly with a large jewel (remaining stitching...

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Provenance

Worn by donor's grandmother, Jane Norton Morgan, wife of J. P. Morgan; Gift from Jane Norton Nichols (donor's mother) to Henrietta N. Meyer, 1974; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Jane Norton Nichols

French, about 1902

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Other (bodice): 55.9 cm (22 in.) Other (skirt): 177.8 cm (70 in.)

Accession Number

2003.287.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (faille), brocaded with silk and gold and silver metallic yarns; bodice trimmed with machine-made net and silk satin ribbon

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes