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BODICE

Description

Aqua irridescent changeable taffeta; pouched front with V - shaped neckline filled in with white tulle. Broad ecru lace ruffled collar. Insert down center front of white lace over chiffon concealing hook and eye closure and drawstring at neck. Self-ruching on either side of opening. 4 self rosettes at waist band. collar crosses at center back with extensions held in place with rosettes. Elbow length puffed sleeves with lace ruffle at middle and cuff. Fully lined with white silk taffeta. White cotton dress shields. Boned darts front and back and side seams. White satin grosgrain ribbon inside belt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1905
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
BODICE
bodices
Edwardian
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Tulle
tulle (meshed textile)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5093A
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
12976

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