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Formal vest

Description: Vest of cream silk damask in lattice diamond pattern. Single breasted with closure of five self-covered buttons. Shawl collar; three welt pockets. Back and lining of cotton muslin. Adjustable waistband with metal buckle. Buckle reads: Paris /1856 / Solibe / G & [?] C 12
Date: 1850/1859
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Coat

Description: Coat of navy-blue silk satin with embroidery in polychrome silks. Round neck, opens down center front, long kimono sleeves, side slits at hem. All the embroidery on the body of the coat is in flower motifs worked in satin stitch. Round embroidery medallions at the center front, center back, over both shoulders and 4 at the hem. Scattered all-over are other smaller motifs. The round neck, the bottom of the sleeves and the hem are decorated with a band of blue embroidery and a woven ribbon trimming. The sleeves also have a wide cuff of cream satin decorated with embroidery worked in french knots and couching. The cuff embroidery is in a design that looks like various, flowers, a potted plant and a number of bats. The coat is fully lined in a brocaded cream satin, which was sewn directly over an older lining of pale blue silk. The front fastens with 4 coiled frogs which were applied after the cream satin lining. The coat is a woman's style because of the side slits, whereas a mans coat would be slit at the center front and back.
Date: 1850/1919
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Christening Gown

Description: Christening gown of white cotton muslin. Hand made and embroidered. Gathered waist trimmed in laisse anglais. Rounded neckline with V insert of eyelet lace. Eyelet trim at wrists, neck and hem. Scalloped insert panel down front trimmed in tatted eyelet with floral embroidery and six tiers of tatted eyelet. Center back opening is pleated with three covered buttons and drawstring at waist.
Date: 1850~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of off-white wool yarn and beads. Hat is based on a fanchon style, consisting of a knitted, somewhat diamond-shaped piece to fit across top of head and extending down sides to the ears with wide off-white silk ribbon ties at end of extensions. Unlike a regular fanchon, which is solely of a piece of flat lace, this cap has a deep pile of the same wool yarn over the entire surface of the cap, each piece tipped with a cylindrical frosted white bead.
Date: 1850
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mitts

Description: Pair of black cotton lace mitts. The wrist-length fingerless gloves are of hand-crocheted lace, in a wide mesh. Slight frill at wrist, and separate thumb. A narrow black ribbon is threaded through the cuff, one ribbon lacking.
Date: [1850..1867]
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sunbonnet

Description: Sunbonnet of black silk taffeta. The brim of the hat has 6 shirred hoops with deep padding in between, and a ruffled edge of the same fabric. At center back of neck, on the tail of the hat, is a flat bow of black silk taffeta, and the ties are of black silk taffeta ribbon. The crown is lined with brown glazed cotton fabric. The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.
Date: 1850
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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