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Woman's dress in two parts (bodice and skirt)

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Bodice made of black silk satin damask with circular design, ruched silk chiffon sleeves with lace cuffs, lace collar, appliqued lace center insert, and trimmed with glass beads. Label: "E. Pingat 30 Rue Louis le Grand 30 Paris" Skirt made of black silk satin damask with circular design; center...

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Worn by Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake (donor's great grandmother); inherited from Ruth Blake Oliver (donor's mother) by Ruth Oliver Jolliffe, September 1, 2001; gift to the MFA, March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth Oliver Jolliffe

French, about 1889

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back (bodice): 47 cm (18 1/2 in.) Length (skirt): 137.2 cm (54 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin damask, silk plain weave (chiffon), silk appliquéd lace, glass beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts