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Woman's dress in two parts

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A dress in two parts, of ombré purple taffeta, bodice boned and fitted coming to deep point center front and back, elbow length bell shaped sleeves with black and white lace and rose colored ribbon undersleeves, "V" neck, hooked down center front, (b) skirt very full with fullness pleated to...

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Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harriet Ropes Cabot and Edward Jackson Lowell Ropes

American, about 1856–58

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall: 62 x 63cm (24 7/16 x 24 13/16in.) Center back: 45.7 cm (18 in.) Center front (CF X Waist Circumference): 27.9 x 67.3 cm (11 x 26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50.474a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes