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Fragment of a Woman's Skirt Flounce

A work made of silk, warp-faced pattern woven to shape, on plain weave foundation.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-faced pattern woven to shape, on plain weave foundation.

Date:

c. 1850

Artist:

Probably France

About this artwork

During the middle of the 1800s, European and American women’s fashion favored voluminous bell-shaped skirts worn with matching, tightly fitted bodices, which helped make the wearer’s waist appear slender in comparison to the full skirt below. Such skirts were often decorated with several tiers of gathered flounces that added volume to the already wide garments.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fragment of a Woman's Skirt Flounce

Place

France (Object Probably made in)

Date

Made 1840–1860

Medium

Silk, warp-faced pattern woven to shape, on plain weave foundation

Dimensions

49 × 106.8 cm (19 1/4 × 42 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen D. Adams

Reference Number

1957.188a

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