Dress, 1880s

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Dark brown taffeta, cream silk damask, lace and silk
Gift of Mrs. Frank H. Leonard

This dress is an example of over-the-top embellishment. It features silk chenille fringe, bows, lace, swags, ruffles and pleated scallops. There is even asymmetrical lacing up one side. What is even more astounding than the level of decoration is the size of the waist which measures merely seventeen and a half inches around.

Accession Number: CLF133AD - Click To Request Information.

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