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Description

A=Bodice; B=Dress. Bodice (A) of dark coral dotted & pleated net over white chiffon; chemisette type; high neck & inset of white tulle w/ lace applique. Coral silk surah pleated panels w/ braid ornaments attached at shoulders w/ very long center panel; long sleeves w/ white net cuffs. White silk lining extending to waistband; boned darts & seams; hook & eye closure center back. Dress (B) of dark coral surah; round neck w/ attached white lace collar; shirred yoke; bodice gathered to self waistband; short pleated sleeves w/ lace cuffs. Skirt gathered to waistband; 5 sets of covered buttons at collar in back over hook & eye closure to waist; bodice lined w/ white cotton; sleeves lined w/ tulle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1905-1915
Inscriptions
Woven label on bodice (A): ""Bowles & Co/ Ladies Tailoring/ 178 Tremont Street/ Boston""
Material
appliqué (technique)
braid
cloth
lace (needlework)
machine-made
net (textile)
silk (textile)
smocking (process)
stitching
tulle (meshed textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
braid
Braid
cloth
DRESS
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
Net
net (textile)
Silk
silk (textile)
Smocked
smocking (process)
stitching
Surah
Tulle
tulle (meshed textile)
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1992.13AB
GUSN
12899

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