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Dress 1840 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object: Woman's Dress Artist/maker unknown, American Geography: Made in United States, North and Central America Made in China, Asia Date: c. 1840 Medium: Gold china silk crepe, silk embroidery in satin stitch

1700's Corset

Corset and pannier detail from the movie The Duchess. Costume and the Cinema Exhibition (January 2011 through April BOCA museum of Art See more exhibition images

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Copper silk visiting dress, definitely required a cage, would have turned heads as light reflected off every contour and the urn-like torso silhouette,