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Dress (bodice and skirt)
Dress (bodice and skirt)
Designer:
Date:
ca. 1890
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Black Cut Velvet, Satin, Chenille And Beads
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1998.169.4a-b
Acquisition Date:
1998-12-10
Credit Line:

Gift of Floride Green

Exhibition History:

I Remember Mama, 1955

Elaborately beaded and trimmed fitted bodice of satin and velvet with high wired collar and double sleeves. Ornate passementerie front waist trim. Front and back bodice and lower sleeves are beaded in a scrolling pattern with black bugle beads. Double skirt - underskirt of taffeta and satin, overskirt of cut velvet in a swag
pattern, as on top sleeves. Skirt trimmed at hem with chenille fringe. Tag indicates that this is a "calling dress".
Worn by Lily Hitchcock Coit.