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Chemise dress (tea gown)

Object Number: 
Z.1171.39
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 x 15 in. ( 114.3 x 38.1 cm )
Description: 
White cotton chemise dress or tea gown with a round neckline; short fitted sleeves; tucked at the shoulder with decorative flap covers running from the center of the waist over the shoulder to the samll of the back; bodice decorated with open work around the neck, waist, below the bust along the flaps and sleeves; heavy crewl-style embroidery in floral and leaf designs covers the front and back of the bodice and in banded borders at the bottom of the skirt; straight skirt with tucks at the hips; eleven tiny mother-of-pearl buttons close the dress up the back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. M.H. Morse Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group