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Woman's dress in two parts

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Two-piece dress of Prussian blue and ivory corded silk. Fitted jacket bodice, blue, trimmed at bottom with blue and white knotted net and tassels; high round neck trimmed with ruching; at neck and on sleeve fronts, insertions of ivory silk edged with flat blue tabs. Blue skirt, elaborately...

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Provenance

Made for Mrs. John Howe of Lowell, Mass. Gift of Miss Ruth Burke, to MFA 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke

American, 1874–75

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front (bodice): 55.9 cm (22 in.) Center front (skirt): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.818a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk with silk trim

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes