Underdress

Object Number: 
2418
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Muslin, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 x 34 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 111.8 x 87.6 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Black muslin underdress with a high waist trimmed with black silk, deep v-neck trimmed with black silk wrapping over the breasts and tucking into the waist; long, "leg-of-mutton" sleeves, sleeve with a large puff at the shoulder narrowing and fitted below the elbow, seams and cuffs trimmed with black silk; ankle-length skirt with small pleats around the waist and two large ruffles decorated with black silk trim in a foliate scroll design; hem trimmed with black silk; opening up the back from rear to neck.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jennie A. Sage, 1934
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group