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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor Woolf, Kay
Catalog Number 95.7.007
Date 1912
Description Off-white cotton dress featuring floral eyelet embroidery and lace insertion panels (possibly filet crochet) of an open block, filled block, and fern pattern. Bodice consists of high, squared-off neckline trimmed in lace. Rectangles of insertion run over the shoulder to the waist from front to back, each coming into the waist at an angle and finishing several inches apart from the other, symmetrical rectangle. Just below the neckline, between the two strap-like inserts, runs a short, horizontal rectangle of the same insertion. Another similarly positioned insert is found on the back of the bodice. Several small tucks and smaller inserts along with floral embroidery appear on the bodice. Sleeves come approximately to the elbow, beginning at the shoulder with a narrow rectangle of insertion and followed by a length of intricate eyelet embroidery work, finishing in picot edging. The waist gathers lightly to a waistband of the insertion lace. The front of the skirt displays three elongated insert strips, each finishing in a rounded edge above the knee. The back of the skirt displays four of these same inserts: two on either side of the center back closure consisting of 9 cream-colored glass buttons, the plackett falling below the hips. Tucks fall between the inserts. Each side consists of one wider and longer panel of insertion, meeting with a very wide horizontal band of insertion on the skirt below the knee. Neneath the horizontal insert is a wide, intricate ruffle of eyelet and embroidery work identical to the style of the sleeve, finishing in picot edging instead of hem allowance.
Material Cotton, Glass
Used Dice, Josephine Virginia
Place of Origin Bridgewater (Va.)
Dimensions H-0.125 W-37.25 L-50 inches
People Dice, Josephine Virginia