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2-Piece Dress

Description

Bodice- Brown silk faille; band collar covered in velvet; edged with white lace ruffle with pale green satin rosette concealing hooks and eye; wide collar of cream lace and brown velvet and green satin rosettes at shoulder; lace collar and waist appliqued with cream roses with green leaves; brown velvet leg-o-mutton sleeves with cream lace cuffs with green satin rosettes, brown velvet streamers with green satin lining at center back; brown silk lining; bored darts and seams; white grosgrain inner belt. Skirt- Brown silk faille; black silk waistband; hook and eye closure center back; slight train; 3 bands of velvet above hem; appliqued scalloped ruffle above hem; Brown silk lining; band of black horsehair (?) above hem; interior ties of silk and elastic ; pocket in lining under placket.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1887-1893
Inscriptions
Gold letters, stamped in inner belt: ""Colby,/ Boston"" Embossed hooks in skirt: ""NICHOLS""
Material
appliqué (technique)
faille
horsehair
lace (needlework)
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Faille
faille
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Horsehair
horsehair
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
satin
Satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's Clothing
Accession Number
1993.221
Credit Line
Gift of Weston Historical Society
GUSN
11527

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