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BODICE

Description

Black ribbed silk; high neckline; 9 satin covered buttons down center front; hook & eye at neck. Straight bottom w/ hook & eye closure at waist; darts in front; princess seams in back; long sleeves w/ 2 rows of black satin "bugle" trim at waist. White silk fringe inside cuff; fully lined w/ white taffeta; white satin inner waistband; white linen inside waist & behind buttons.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1870
Inscriptions
Stamped in gold letters in inner waistband: ""Fournisseul Brevete' de S.M. L'Imperatrice/ Mon Vignon/ 182. Rue de Rivoli/ Paris""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
BODICE
bodices
Hand Stitched
machine-made
mourning
Mourning
satin
Satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5544
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12933

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