Chemise dress (tea gown)

Chemise dress (tea gown)
Title
Chemise dress (tea gown)
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.
Object Number 
Z.1171.39
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group