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Bodice

Description

Woman's bodice. Beige silk; yoke and band collar of lace over net trimmed with blue silk rosettes and ribbon with traces of chiffon; collar bones; Hook and eye closure; large floral appliques around yoke, with rosette center; body pleated at shoulder and waist; assymetrical closure with hook and eyes; pleating at center back with eyes for skirt hooks; short, puffed sleeves rucked at elbow; lace ruffle at elbow above undersleeve of net and lace trimmed like collar; lined with glazed white cotton; dress shields pinned in white satin grosgrain inner belt with hook and eye.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1899-1905
Inscriptions
Gold letters woven on white silk on inner belt: ""M.L. Lane/ WALTHAM""
Material
appliqué (technique)
chiffon
cotton (textile)
lace (needlework)
machine-made
net (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
BODICE
bodices
chiffon
Chiffon
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
Net
net (textile)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Accession Number
1993.231
Credit Line
Gift of Weston Historical Society
GUSN
11731

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