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Image of Dress - 1905 ca

Dress - 1905 ca

Two-piece summer, cotton dress embroidered with white on white daisies or sunflowers. Edwardian style. Hand-made bobbin lace insertions, hand embroidery and pin tucking. Flares out from the knees. The bodice, is made of white cotton, embroidered with daisies and stems and leaves; netted lace overlay on high squared bib front and v-shaped on back; 1/8 inch tucking front and back; closure: three covered buttons with button holes hidden in placket, eight pearl buttons with thread loops; sleeves: ¾ puffed with five-inch cuff and netted lace ribbon inset at vertical center; collar: three inches high, made of netted lace with three stays (two in front, one in back). The skirt is white c

Image of Dress - 1903 ca

Dress - 1903 ca

Shell pink, two-piece party dress worn by Marjorie Van Wickle. The long, full gored skirt has a slight train and the center-front panel is embroidered in a stylized daisy design with thick silk floss and sequins and vertical pleats of silk chiffon. The rest of the skirt is divided into five tiers trimmed with horizontal inserts of embroidered cotton lace and pleats of silk chiffon. The lining is trimmed with a matching pleated hemline flounce, backed with a pink taffeta ruffle. The bodice has a wide rounded neckline and short puffed sleeves. The cotton foundation bodice is stiffened with 13 bones. This dress was purchased at Drecolls during Marjorie's trip to Vienna in 1903. In a

Image of Dress - 1900-1906

Dress - 1900-1906

One-piece long cotton dress, ca. 1900-1906. Peach / yellow ribbon at waist. White on white floral embroidery and tatting with cut out pattern. Sleeves and skirt accented with 'frogs' of tatted buttons and string. Collar with five baleen stays and six-hook closure. Bodice closure: fourteen buttons and two hooks at ribbon waistband. Waistband ribbon folded to 2 ½ inches wide, woven in and out of dress at tatted slits in the fabric. Skirt hem to the floor with six inch train.

Image of Dress - 1910s

Dress - 1910s

Two-piece ivory summer afternoon dress. Silk, blue and pink flower print belt. Pin on skirt with three damask and velvet flowers, two are in deep pink/red and one is blue. Fox. The full skirt is a cotton mull with tambour embroidery. Cut-out areas backed with netting. Insertion of two strips of inexpensive bobbin lace with simple diamond above the first tier. Machine imitation of filet lace. The bodice is made of white cotton lined with silk, front closure (5 outside, 12 inside). Sleeves made of netted lace with embroidered trim, sleeves lined with tulle and chiffon. Collar: 3" high in back with 6 wire stays. Belt: silk, 6 ½ "wide floral print twisted with 6" wide solid blue, left s

Image of Dress - ?

Dress - ?

One piece black lace evening dress. Made by Champot, Paris. Black duchesse satine with machine lace overly. Embroidered tulle on bodice. Double cord belt decorated in front with two buttons (left button snaps open). Hem is weighted and appears to have been shortened four inches. Skirt is lined in black chiffon. Bodice interior has 9 baleen stays and 11 hook closure, dress bodice closes with 4 hooks and dress has 11 snaps. Additional snaps appear to secure lace to upper back. Interior belt is 25" hook to eye. Lace overlay creates 18" long peplum that wraps around back and ends with a drape on the left with an 8" satin bow at the end.

Image of Scarf, Table -

Scarf, Table -

Square linen table cover with drawnwork around the edges and on center square. Drawn work in shape of winged lion. "Drawnwork" or "Drawn thread work," is a form of counted-thread embroidery based on removing threads from the warp and/or the weft of a piece of even-weave fabric. The remaining threads are grouped or bundled together into a variety of patterns. Also known as "pulled thread work." From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawn_thread_work

Image of Tray -

Tray -

This is a small round tray with a wood frame encasing an embrodiered piece of damask under glass. The frame was painted gold. The fabric is mounted on a hard surface and backed with green felt. The fabric edges are uneven suggesting that the fabric was hand cut from a larger piece. This appears to be the tray referred to in a letter to Marjorie Lyon from Aunt Emma [wife of Augustus Van Wickle's brother, George] dated May 18, 1915. The letter notes:"The piece of damask is from the wedding dress of the great grandmother Randolph who married a Stout; that is, of grandmother Van Wickle's mother, and you probably have the date of her wedding the Randolph genealogy. I cannot learn how old th

Image of Stool -

Stool -

This is a small, short wooden stool with four turned bulbous wooden feet. It is covered in fabric with an embrodiered design and finished around the edge with embrodiered braid trim. The fabric and threads are now all a faded brown color. There is no suggestion of what the colors might have been.

Image of Box -

Box -

This is a leather covered wooden box. The leather is tacked in a decorative pattern with copper tacks. The inside of the box is covered with wallpaper with a floral basket design of cream, rose and salmon flowers. The top has an oval handle similar to a drawer pull surrounded by the copper tack pattern. The bottom has four round metal feet. There is a keyhole which might have once been covered in metal. Inside the box is silk pillow, cream on top and light green on the bottom. The two sides are handsown with tiny stitches. On the top is embrodiered: Betty McKee her box.

Image of Box -

Box -

Inside box 1976.1.3122a is this silk pillow, cream on top and light green on the bottom. The two sides are handsown with tiny stitches. On the top is embrodiered: Betty McKee/ her box. The pillow is loosely stuffed with soft stuffing. The wooden box in which the pillow rests is covered in leather. The leather is tacked in a decorative pattern with copper tacks. The inside of the box is covered with wallpaper with a floral basket design of cream, rose and salmon flowers. The top has an oval handle similar to a drawer pull surrounded by the copper tack pattern. The bottom has four round metal feet. There is a keyhole which might have once been covered in metal.

Image of Petticoat - 1882

Petticoat - 1882

Over-petticoat. Wool flannel for warmth; cream and yellow colors. Straight in front, fullness in back to go over bustle. Mother of pearl button; plain white cotton waistband. Silk daisy hand embroidery at hem. Bobbin lace. From Bessie's wedding trousseau.