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Woman's Dress

Artist/maker unknown, American and English

Made in Spitalfields (silk), London, England, Europe
Assembled in United States, North and Central America

Silk: c. 1772-1773; Dress: c. 1837

Silk satin and tobine (cannelé) stripes brocaded with colored silks

Center Back Length: 52 inches (132.1 cm) Waist: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Emma Thomas, 1962

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This dress was made from an earlier English silk dating from about 1772-73 that was probably woven by the English firm Batchelor, Ham and Perigal of Spitalfields, London. The dress was willed to Martha Gray Thomas, mother of the donor, by her cousin.