Overskirt

Object number
97.38 B
Date
1870s
Description
Overskirt of 97.38. Main fabric is brown silk with brocaded blue foliate meanders. Front of skirt opens to reveal underskirt. Opening trimmed with 3 1/2 in. wide blue silk satin. Closes with 2 metal hook and eyes at center back. Extensive gathering in back and brown twill tape ties inside for bustle attachment. Asymmetrical gathers in back. Mix of hand and machine stitches. 
Materials
silk
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Cook
Object Type
overskirts
Related People & Organizations
Stanton, Harriet V. (subject)