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Fripperies and Fobs

Fripperies and Fobs

Back view, woman's stays, France, c. 1750. Multicolor silk brocade.

Back view, woman's stays, France, c. 1750. Multicolor silk brocade.

1830s extant gown, ruffles on neckline, collapsed sleeves.

1830s extant gown, ruffles on neckline, collapsed sleeves.

This English silk brocade dress, though radically altered later, was said to have been worn by Maria Henrietta Pinckney at the inaugural ball for George Washington in April 1789.

This English silk brocade dress, though radically altered later, was said to have been worn by Maria Henrietta Pinckney at the inaugural ball for George Washington in April 1789.

ca 1840 "old gold" colored silk satin wedding dress with ornate ornamentation on sleeves (see close up picture). Also came with a short cape with an edging of white swan's down. England.

ca 1840 "old gold" colored silk satin wedding dress with ornate ornamentation on sleeves (see close up picture). Also came with a short cape with an edging of white swan's down. England.

Blouse / jacket // Blue velvet, ivory lace and crochet lace; c.1900

Blouse / jacket // Blue velvet, ivory lace and crochet lace; c.1900

1823 Josefina of Sweden's wedding dress Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden

1823 Josefina of Sweden's wedding dress Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden

~Tea gown, R. Maurer, early 20th century. Doyle New York~

~Tea gown, R. Maurer, early 20th century. Doyle New York~

Evening dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Accession Number: 1975.128.10

Evening dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Accession Number: 1975.128.10

Baroque dress, silk, linen, silver tinsel, France, ~1720. Statue dress ?

Baroque dress, silk, linen, silver tinsel, France, ~1720. Statue dress ?