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    Dress panel

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress panel, ca. 1928
    Silk; sequin; bead
    Length: 127 cm (50 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.57

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    Filigree necklace

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Filigree necklace, 3rd century CE
    Gold, glass beads
    Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 inches) (hook)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Engelhart C. Ostby 21.005

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    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, 1925
    Silk, bead
    Length: 119.4 cm (47 inches)
    Gift of the estate of Lenore Young Gay 61.097

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, French
    Purse, Late 19th Century
    Silk plain weave with glass bead embellishment
    Gift of Rodman A. deHeeren 59.102.19

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    Dress

    Unknown artist, American
    Dress, ca. 1920
    Silk, beads; plain weave, embroidered
    Length: 129.5 cm (51 inches)
    Museum Collection S82.208

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    Clutch bag

    Carty, retailer
    Clutch bag, ca. 1925
    Wool tapestry weave with steel bead embellishment
    22.9 x 15.2 cm (9 x 6 inches)
    See notes below… 1991.169.11

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    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, ca. 1925
    Silk, sequin, bead
    Length: 101.6 cm (40 inches)
    Museum Collection S82.215

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    Waistcoat fragment

    Unknown artist, French
    Waistcoat fragment, 18th century
    Silk satin weave embellished with paillettes, beads, and metallic-wrapped yarn
    Length: 41.9 cm (16 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.071

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    Woman's evening jacket

    Ognibene-Zendman, designer
    Italian, 1965
    Sergio Ognibene, associated artist/maker
    Italian, b. 1929
    Peter Zendman, associated artist/maker
    American
    Elizabeth Arden, retailer
    American, 1891-1966
    Woman’s evening jacket, ca. 1985
    Synthetic fiber; elastic; bead; metal, zipper
    Center back length: 48.3 cm (19 inches)
    Gift of Paula Granoff 2009.45.5