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Woman's four-piece evening dress

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An evening dress in two parts and a pair of matching hair bows (match trimming): taffeta woven with plaid of green, white, and pink; (a) bodice, wide flaring neckline, very short puffed sleeves, boned and laced down center back coming to deep point center back and center front, trimmed with bows...

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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 1859–60

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall (bodice) x bust: 34.3 x 85.1 cm (13 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.) Other (bodice) x waist: 30.5 x 66 cm (12 x 26 in.) Length x waist (skirt): 119.4 x 65.4 cm (47 x 25 3/4 in.) Length (bows): 42.5 cm (16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.475a-d

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), with warp-and-weft float patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes