Figured silk evening dress, ca. 1845

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Figured silk evening dress, ca. 1845

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Pleated self trim and a pattern of small woven sprigs between stripes distinguish this silk evening dress. There is evidence of multiple alterations, that kept this garment fashionable from the late 1830s into the early 1850s.

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  • Title: Figured silk evening dress, ca. 1845
  • Creation Date: circa 1845
  • Subject Date: circa 1845
  • Media: Silk, cotton
  • Dimensions: 124.5 cm x 121.9 cm
  • Local Code: A86-94
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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