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Woman's gown, brown silk taffeta

1838-1845
Origin: England or America
OL: 49"
Brown ribbed silk taffeta; linen lining; boning.
Gift of Tasha Tudor.
Acc. No. 1998-232
Woman's brown gown of fine ribbed silk. Bodice has wide neckline without collar. The bodice has gathers extending from the center front waistline and radiating outward toward the shoulders, caught down with horizontal piped bands. Long full sleeves have fullness pleated below a puffed and ruffled cap. Sleeves end in inset gathered bands at wrists. Full skirt is pleated at waist, with a gathered flounce at hem. Back hook closure with extra skirt fullness concentrated at center back. Seams are piped. Linen bodice lining with channels for bones.
Provenance:From the collection of Tasha Tudor.