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Bodice Fragment

Description

Purple broadcloth; not put together; body has round neck; open front; darts in front; princess seams in back. Trimmed around neck & either side of front w/ band of black velvet embroidered in white & tan; more embroidery on body around velvet band; lined w/ black silk. 4 sections of broadcloth trimmed & embroidered as body. 2 sections shaped like lapels; larger of which has row of metal buttons on one side; shank buttons. Other 2 sections are heavily embroidered. 3 sections of broadcloth cut for short sleeves. 2 sections of broadcloth fragments.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
Stamped coins w/ crown & laurel wreath; w/ fleur de lis in center.
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
embroidering
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
BODICE
bodices
Embroidered
embroidering
fragments
Geometric
geometric patterns
Grecian
Greek (ancient)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1969.5630
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12934

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