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Woman's Three-Piece Ensemble: Coat, Bodice, and Skirt

Designed by Amedee François, Paris, 1870s - 1880s

Made in Paris, France, Europe

c. 1878

Purple silk faille, purple silk velvet, braid and tassels

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. E. B. Krumbhaar, 1967

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Amedee François was one of the many small dressmaking firms noted for its "robes" and "confections." The masterful use of fabric, braid, and tassels in this ensemble makes it nearly indistinguishable from the upholstered furniture and draperies of the last quarter of the nineteenth century.