Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • bodice, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linen, filet lace, silk embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 52.1 x 142.2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 56 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2442

Sheer plain weave bodice with long sleeves and a square neck. Hand sewn, possibly once a bodice to a dress for lower edge is ragged. Filet lace around the neck and princess linen strips of lace in the front and back. Contrasting lace on sleeves and at waist. Silk embroidery is mostly in front.