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Central Plains Dentalium Shell Wool Dress From the US Children's Museum on the 19th Century

thread-sewn navy wool; 10 rows of dentalia shells are sewn to a polished cotton panel to create yoke; sunburst designs of dentalia are situated on sleeves; cotton and remnants of sateen ribbon embellish hem line and cuffs; length 51 in. x chest 50 in.
fourth quarter 19th century

Provenance:Proceeds of sale will benefit an endowed Faculty Chair in Child Rights at the University of San Diego School of Law; From the Collections of U.S. Children's Museum on the 19th Century

Condition:

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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$18,000
04/10/2015

 

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