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Child's bustle dress, white dimity

1870s
Origin: America or England
OL: A: 24"; B. 27"; C. 31".
Off-white cotton dimity trimmed with white- work floral bands and ruffles & machine made lace.
Gift of Tasha Tudor.
Acc. No. 1997-182,A-C
Girl's three-piece bustle dress of off-white corded cotton "dimity" trimmed with whitework floral bands and ruffles and machine made lace. The fitted jacket has standing band collar and machine lace ruffle. Cut in princess line with button front. Long sleeves end in scalloped cuffs. Ruffle at hem. Overskirt has front apron drapery and back gathered bustle panel. Under skirt has embroidered ruffled hem.
Provenance:From the collection of Tasha Tudor.