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BODICE

Description

Ivory silk taffeta body overlaid w/ cream dotted net; broad neckline w/ insert of cream pleated tulle threaded w/ green velvet ribbon tying in back. Neckline trimmed w/ V-shaped applique of dotted net w/ 4 bands of pinked green grosgrain ribbon; large green grosgrain bow at center w/ braid & fringe of gold straw. Piping at neckline over drawstring; boned darts & seams; princess seams at back; same net & ribbon V-shaped ornament as front but no bow. Hook & eye closure center back; cap sleeves of 2 double layers of dotted tulle over 2 layers of plain tulle; double band of pinked green ribbon around armhole; ribbon & straw bow at shoulder.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
BODICE
bodices
Hand Stitched
Net
Silk
Straw
Taffeta
Tulle
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5543
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12932

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