DRESS, 1853-1857

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Green, white, and red plaid silk

This green and red plaid silk dress epitomizes the look of the mid-1800s with its wide bell shaped skirt and pagoda sleeves. Matching the plaids would have required additional fabric, making this dress expensive. The light to dark gradation of the green silk fringe and the slightly puffed sleeve caps provide the perfect embellishment to the otherwise simple gown.

Accession Number: 1985.522AB - Click To Request Information.

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