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Object Name BODICE
Catalog Number 0985.02.00190
Description Adult bodice. Green, brown and ivory, woven plaid silk. Square neck with self fabric edge, center front opening, hook and eye closure (17). Bodice comes to a center front, below the waist point. Pagoda sleeves, cap sleeve at shoulder, second layer over-sleeve with square flaps. Cap sleeve, over sleeve and sleeve hem are trimmed with pale green organza with embroidered edge leaves. White cotton undersleeves with open work, embroidered flounce cuff.
Lined with white cotton, three bone stays in back and one either side front. Machine sewn.
Owned Sarah Burton Duval [Mrs. Mosby], Henrico County, Virginia, 1861-1865
Provenance "Taffetta silk waist, and hand embroidered undersleeves, worn by Mrs. Mosby Du Val of Henrico County, VA, during the war."

The owner is believed to be Sarah Burton Duval, as she married Dr. Mosby Duval. Her sister-in-law was Betty Duval [Mrs. R. A. Patterson.]
People Du Val, Sarah Burton [Mrs. Mosby]
Burton, Sarah
Subjects women
Clothing & dress