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Made by: Eleanora Garnett

Currently in storage

About this object

This full length evening dress is made in a silk brocade fabric with wide color bands of gray-green, tan and copper with an overall matte black paisley pattern. The gown is constructed in a gored, princess line with the sleeves and bodice cut in one. The dress has a portrait neckline and three quarter length sleeves with a pleated underarm seam. A single gusset is placed at underarm. Horizontal interior bands of horsehair support the wide bell shape of the skirt and train. The garment has a gros-grain waist tape and closes at center back with a metal zipper. Cotton underarm guards attached with elastic were probably added by the seller.

costume, post family
Object name:
Made from:
Silk brocade
Made in:
Date made:
H. 17 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 16 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 25 1/2 in. (waist); H. 43 in. (waist to hem front); H. 56 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 493 in. (hem)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
LABEL: E Garnett / ITALIAN MADE / IMPORTED ORIGINAL [in side seam of bodice; the words"ITALIAN MADE" were added with a typewriter] TAG: Tea Gown from Large / Box basement [pinned to garment, handwritten in pencil]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973