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    Court train

    Unknown artist, French
    Court train, first quarter of 19th century
    Silk velvet embroidered with silver lamella, lined with silk satin
    Length: 335.3 cm (132 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Brown 37.215

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Iranian, persia
    Textile fragment, mid-17th century
    Silk; cut warp pile, voided
    19 x 69.8 cm (7 x 27 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 21.370

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    Lady's Work Table

    Unknown artist, Austrian, Vienna; Austria
    Lady’s Work Table, 1810-20
    Mahogany, mahogany veneer, burl veneer, oak, ebony, boxwood, brass, mirror, ivory, mother-of-pearl, pewter, tortoiseshell, painted faux tortoiseshell, engravings, velvet
    97.8 cm (38 1/2 inches) (height)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 65.065

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Italy; Florence
    Textile fragment, 14th/15th century
    Cut and voided silk velvet, metallic-wrapped yarn supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.093

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    Jewel casket

    Alphonse Giroux & Co., manufacturer
    French
    Jewel casket, ca. 1880
    Gilt bronze with bright-cut engraving, steel straps, ivory
    26.7 x 29.5 x 19.1 cm (10 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund Helen M. Danforth Fund 2002.49

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    Evening dress

    Bergdorf Goodman Custom Salon, dressmaker
    1923 - 1969
    Bergdorf Goodman, retailer
    American, est. 1899
    Evening dress, 1937
    Silk, metallic yarn; compound weave, velvet, printed
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.5

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    Woman's cocktail dress

    Norman Norell, designer
    American, 1900-1972
    Traina-Norell, manufacturer
    American, 1941-1960
    Woman’s cocktail dress, ca. 1949
    Silk, nylon; satin weave, cut warp pile
    Center back length: 106.7 cm (42 inches) (dress)
    Gift of Mark Pollack 2009.71.2

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    Book of Hours (use of Rouen)

    Attributed to Master of the Missal of Amboise Le Veneur
    Attributed to Jean Serpin
    French
    Book of Hours (use of Rouen), ca. 1510
    Ink, tempera, gold leaf on vellum, bound in purple velvet over wooden boards
    21.3 x 14.3 x 3.2 cm (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches)
    Museum purchase in honor of Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss; Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2011.30

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    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

    Brooks Uniform Co., tailor
    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs), ca. 1928
    Wool crepe coat with silk velvet collar, wool crepe trousers, silk plain weave dickie
    Center back length: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of Joan Avillez 2011.84