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Bodice (USA), 1830–40

This is a Bodice. It was made by Unknown. It is dated 1830–40 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is silk (warp) and wool (weft) and its technique is block printed on plain weave; patterned by warp floats. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Robert P. Brown. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Robert P. Brown.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Bodice: neck to wrist): 71 cm (27 15/16 in.) H x W (Bodice height: neck to waist): 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) H x W (skirt width: circumference around hem): 112 x 300 cm (44 1/8 in. x 9 ft. 10 1/8 in.) H x W (Fichu): 72 x 26 cm (28 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.) H x W (sleeves): 23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Bodice (USA), 1830–40; Made by Unknown ; silk (warp) and wool (weft); H x W (Bodice: neck to wrist): 71 cm (27 15/16 in.) H x W (Bodice height: neck to waist): 30 cm (11 13/16 in.) H x W (skirt width: circumference around hem): 112 x 300 cm (44 1/8 in. x 9 ft. 10 1/8 in.) H x W (Fichu): 72 x 26 cm (28 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.) H x W (sleeves): 23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Robert P. Brown; 1960-81-2-a

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