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Object Number 1983.001.0027
Object Name Dress
Date 1803-1807
Culture English, attributed
Description C. 1805, White cotton gauze evening dress with silver embroidery. The dress with high waist, short puffed sleeves, square drawstring neck and drawstring waist gathered in back, embroidered overall with silver sprays, the hem with deep border of embroidered leaves and classical scrolls, pulled threads.
Indian embroidery. The textile bears faint mark probably tax stamp suggesting Indian origin. Only visible under particular light or when textile is wet.
"Ivory mull tunic gown with silver embroidery Indian textile, worn in Europe or America, ca. 1808-1812, soft fine sheer cotton embroidered with silver thread in a neoclassical mode" (Age of Nudity label copy, 2006)
Material Cotton gauze
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Credit line Silverman/Rodgers Collection
Exhibit History-Exhibit # 136, 29, 156