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Woman's two-piece day dress

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Dress in two parts; black taffetta with woven border of rose and white stripes used for flounces on skirt and trimming on bodice; bodice (a) high-waisted, buttoned down the front finished wtih peplum, long sleeves; skirt (b) with four deep flounces; flounces and trimming on bodice edged with rose,...

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Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, about 1855

Object Place

United States


Overall (bodice): 56 cm (22 1/16 in.) Length (skirt): 110 cm (43 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta) with weft-float patterning (à la disposition)


Textiles and Fashion Arts