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Object Name Gown, Dressing
Alternate Name Dressing Gown
Date ca. 1830
Description Woman's dressing gown (also called a wrapper or morning dress). Made of finely-ribbed white cotton dimity. Dress has a high waist with an elaborately gathered yoke in back and stroke gathering at waist in back. Front falls from gathered shoulders. Dress has front closure with dorset (thread) buttons. Back waistband extends to form belt in front; belt has no closure. Long sleeves are full at top and narrow at cuffs, with a double ruffle at the cuffs. All seams are piped, except skirt seams.
(Keywords: Fashion, Georgian)

Acquisition Gift of the Museum of the City of New York
Ownership and History
Earliest Date 1828
Latest Date 1832
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number C01.2937
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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