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Object ID 1933.016.002
Object Name Bodice
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Samuel Miller through Miss Nellie Miller
Year Range from 1855
Year Range to 1865
Description Hand-stitched, satin weave silk bodice with a vertical striped pattern that has ombre effects graduating from brown to beige in approximately three-inch repeating bands. The bodice is front closing with twelve hook and eye closures (all missing except for three hooks and two eyes) and there is a 1 1/2" flap that extends to cover the closures. There are also two hook and eye closures for securing it to a skirt (one eye missing). The bodice has two strips of boning and three pleats on each side at the front. The neckline is high, round, and untrimmed. The cap sleeves are short and trimmed with two horizontal bands consisting of three dark brown velvet stripes.
Dimensions W-18.5 L-17 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest length; width at shoulders; 23" waist
Subjects Clothing & dress
Search Terms Bodices
Clothing
Nineteenth Century
Material Silk; polished cotton lining; velvet trim on the sleeves