Gown: Gown of silk faille and striped plush consisting of: (A) Bodice with standing collar, CF, and side sleeves of horizontal-striped plush trimmed with crystal beads; remainder of bodice of silk faille with asymetrical loops at PL shoulder; and (B) skirt of plush and faille; majority of draped and pleated skirt is faille; PL side panel from waist to hem of plush; train.
Date: 1886-87

Pendant: Round segmented enamel and gold pendant with Star of David at center; engraved on reverse perimeter is "A.C.- M.C. 11-63"; center compartment features braided brown hairwork.
Date: 1820-50


  • Title: Reception Gown Front View
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1886/1887
  • Location Created: Gown: Europe or United States Brooch: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: Gown: Bodice CB: 24"; Skirt CB: 73" Brooch: D: 1"
  • Provenance: Gown: FIDM Museum Purchase Pendant: Gift of Andrea Tice in memory of Carmelita Johnson
  • Type: Gown, Brooch
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Gown: Silk faille, cut & uncut silk plush & glass beads Pendant: Gold, enamel, glass, pearls & human hair

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