Chemise dress (tea gown)
Overall: 55 1/2 x 37 in. ( 141 x 94 cm )
White cotton chemise dress or tea gown with a round neckline; 3/4 length fitted sleeves heavily decorated with ribbons of bobbin lace, cotton crewl-style rose aplliqués and filler of crochet lace and tucked cotton; neckline decorated with rings of floral crochet lace; bodice decorated with tucks, crochet lace in the center with crewl-style embroidery roses and stripes of bobbin lace with a circle design; skirt also has tuck and lace stripe decoration and larger heavy crewl-style embroidery in floral and leaf designs covers the front and back of the bottom of the skirt; straight skirt with tucks at the hips; eleven tiny mother-of-pearl buttons and cotton covered metal buttons close the dress up the back.
Gift of Mrs. M.H. Morse Jr.
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