Day's End: Personal Glamour Exposed

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Night Dress

Crochet lace yoke and sleeves, with a matching crochet insertion parallel to pin tucks.

Cat 20521



1800s. Handmade, linen, long-sleeved, and square neck with Reticella, smocking and drawn work. Motifs: animals, vases, birds and flowers.

Cat 20521


Men's Nightshirt & Knitted Night Cap

1800s. Linen, long-sleeved, with shirtwaist buttons and a needle lace placket.

Cat 21187 & 37934



Girls' short-sleeved chemise in white cotton cambric with white work embroidery and bobbin lace inserts.

Cat 21237



1800s. Cotton, long-sleeved with handmade bobbin lace collar and insets. Gathered Watteau back with train.

Cat 36663


Nightgown & Ladies' Cap

1800s. Cotton long-sleeved nightgown with oversized collar, pin tucks, embroidery, "JG" monogram and thread-wrapped shirtwaist buttons. Cap is Battenberg and Princess lace.

Cat 36454 & 30039



1800s. Natural linen long-sleeved wedding nightgown and chemise set. Embroidery in Normandy work with Valenciennes lace.

Cat 30806 & 30807



1876. White cotton long-sleeved nightgown with Palestrina embroidered yoke and cuffs. Made by the bride's grandmother for her wedding night.

Cat 17531


Nightgown & Boudoir Cap

1900s asymmetrical cotton batiste nightgown, trimmed with Point de Paris hand lace and peach ribbon, "ACG" monogram. Cap is Princess lace and pink ribbon.

Cat 29043 & 30040



1900s. Off-white linen batiste nightgown with netting triangle inset, pin tucks, embroidery and peach ribbon. Split sleeves, "ACG" monogram.

Cat 30763



1910s. Light pink silk nightgown with filet lace yoke threaded an Ombre silk ribbon.

Cat 28145



1910s light peach silk crepe de chine negligee with Normandy work lace of Irish crochet, needle lace, Reticella and filet lace. Three ribbon straps.

Cat 28145



1930s. Apricot silk charmeuse nightgown with machine made lace, hand cut and appliqued. Low back, V-necklines, bias cut skirt.

Cat 37926


Nightgown, Crazy Quilt, & Crazy Panel

1900s white cotton nightgown with bucolic scene of animals, children and a chariot on a netting yoke embroidered on pulled thread. "M" monogram. Quilt has a silk velvet border; panel has a ruffled ecru edge.

Cat 18285, 26197, & 26197


Nightgown & Boudoir Cap

1920s cotton voile nightgown, alternating rows of lace and embroidery. Shirred net with ribbon tie, pin tucks, ribbon work roses. Cap is 1920s net silk with blue ribbon.

Cat 37175 & 30035


Negligee Set & Boudoir Cap

1920s negligee set with filet lace, shirred net and ribbonwork. Blue organdy hem embroidered with wheat, a symbol of fertility.

Cat 18819 & 27653


Lace Negligee

1920s. Tan machine lace negligee with silk surah ribbonwork and tan chiffon rosettes. Ladder ribbon-work closure, bows on sleeves, and fishtail back. Worn over a light pink silk slip.

Cat 24719 & 37913


Wedding Dress & Wedding Ring Quilt

1920s. Satin with metallic couching over padded cord. Quilt is handmade from the 1920s.

Cat 18419 & 18925


Wedding Nightgown Set

1912. Silk chiffon handmade robe with matching wedding nightgown trimmed with Valenciennes lace. Made by Anne McMullen for her wedding on December 4, 1912.

Cat 29511



1800s. Blue striped dobby banyan with side pockets, piping and split hems. Worn over an embroidered silk waistcoat (c. 1800s) with paillettes and a reproduction cotton shirt.

Cat 16267
On loan from the Greenwood Collection


Gentleman's Robe & Smoking Cap

1800s. Brown jacquard Victorian robe trimmed with brown cording and 2 patch pockets. Smoking cap is black and orange wool embroidered with gold bullion. Gold embroidered slippers.

Robe on loan from the Greenwood Collection
Smoking cap: Cat 38215


Smoking Jacket

1930s. Wine silk art deco jacquard smoking jacket with solid shawl collar, waist tie, pockets and cuffs. Worn over matching pajama pants.

On loan from the Greenwood Collection

23 - 24

Bed Jacket & Bed Cover

Bed jacket is 1900s. Tan three-tiered lace bed jacket with blue silk ribbon ties. Worn over a floor length, pale blue tissue silk nightgown. Twin-size bed cover is handmade (one of a matched set) embroidered with lace insets.

Cat 37912 & 35681


Dressing Gown

1800s. Cotton dimity high-neck, long-sleeved dressing gown with attached cape and room for a bustle. Embellished with whitework embroidery.

Cat 15339


Dressing Gown

1800s. High-neck, crisp cotton with hand embroidered eyelet with hidden shell buttons. Embellished with vertical rows of shirring and pin tucks.

Cat 37709


Bed Coat

1800s. Cotton "Swiss dot" bed coat with a large cape collar, curved lace insets, and lined in silk.

Cat 30762


Dressing Gown & Coverlet

1800s. Silk taffeta dressing gown with a sumptuous display of floral motif cutwork in silk velvet, filet lace, tape lace and point de gauze. Lined in with silk chiffon trimmed with narrow ribbons. Coverlet is Normandy lace featuring a needle lace cherub and portraits of four 15th-century royal figures, including Anne de Bourgogne.

Cat 18589 & 37110


Silk Negligee

1800s. Ballet-pink silk charmeuse negligee, edged with Cluny lace, ribbon rosettes, embroidered mums and crossed ribbons. Shirred at the back waist to cover a bustle.

Cat 17531


Dressing Gown

1900s. Long horizontally-striped dressing gown of pink moiré silk ribbons and cream lace insets. Asymmetrical cape collar, bell sleeves and long train.


Matelassé Robe & Ladies' Cap

1910s. Cream with white button closure and cotton embroidered collar and cuffs. Cap is white cotton with filet lace and white work embroidery.

Cat 21847 & 30043


Robe and Nightgown Set

Early 1920s. Peach silk velvet drop waist robe with bell sleeves, trimmed in delicate ecru lace. Worn over the matching nightgown in silk georgette.

Cat 28507 & 28508


Kimono-Style Robe

1920s. Handmade pink rayon featuring oversized floral machine embroidery and hand knotted fringe hem. Worn over a light green nightgown trimmed with lace.

Cat 36169 & 28144


Dressing Gown

1930s. Sage silk, pigment printed with a floral pattern. Embellished with Chinese knot buttons and a smocked sleeve detail.

Cat 35650


Dressing Gown

1910s cream silk sateen with deep pleats, and attached ruched silk crepe chiffon hood.

Cat 21189


Pajama Set

1920s 3-piece pajama set (camisole, pants, short robe with one pocket) in orange sherbet, accented with checkered fabric.

Cat 37930


Pajama Set

1920s 3-piece pajama set (shirt, pants, long robe) crème silk satin with embroidered peonies, a hidden nightingale, and frog closures.


Pajama Set

1920s 3-piece pajama set (shirt, pants and matching robe) in black and peacock silk, featuring graphic scroll appliqués and a tie belt.

Cat 27624 & 27625



1920s black and orange silk wrap-around robe featuring stylized wind and cloud appliques at hem.

Cat 27626


Crazy Quilt

Wool with embroidered fabric.

Cat 38280
Donated by Katherine Peterson


Quilt Sampler

Cat 38282
Donated by Katherine Peterson