Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Dress
Date ca. 1900
Description Woman's 2-piece dress. Light green silk satin with overall brocaded floral and vine design in pink silk. Bodice has square neckline at front, formed by ivory net insert. Bodice back has V neckline with net insert attached to lace collar. Bodice is boned, with an ivory satin lining that has a drawstring at neckline. Front opening has snaps and hook and eye closures. Bodice has tan silk satin sash attached at waist; sash has attached bow that has ends with metallic tassels. Dress shields are sewn into the underarms. (Dress shields have markings including a 1918 date that is possibly a patent date; they could be later additions to the dress.) Elbow-length sleeves have lace trim at cuffs. Skirt has straight front with vent (pleated V shape) at center front. Skirt is gathered at back and has a train; skirt has back hook and eye closure. Cloth label on interior waistband inside bodice: "KATE REILY / DOVER STREET. LONDON". Kate Reily's dress designs were touted in the New York Times after the American branch of her business was purchased by the New York firm of Ehrich Brothers in 1894.
(Keywords: Fashion, Designer, English, Edwardian, Early Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Francis Henderson
Ownership and History
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1905
Maker Kate Reily
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number C01.3304
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
Legal Status Images and text in this database are copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.