Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pieces for dress
  • United States
  • pieces for dress, circa 1815
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lawn, batiste, lace
  • Object Height/Width: b 15.5 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Width: c,d 13.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width: b 6 1/8 x 13 3/4 in
    Object Height/Width: c,d 5 5/16 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. W. H. Sears
  • Not on display
  • 1930.0037.a,b
Description

Lace (probably Point de Paris) sleeves and pieces for a dress with geometric and floral motifs. Fine lawn or batiste sleeve cuffs or borders to a child’s bloomers; gathered at wrist into insertion lace band. Tapers at shoulders to tie onto garment. Two pieces with same insertion to be used for front of dress. (Empire style)