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Bodice, Skirt & Belt

Description

Purple silk chiffon over floral lace; squared neckline trimmed with cream net and lace; chiffon ruffle with rows of pink beads around neck; mauve and purple taffeta and chiffon rose at left front; loose, elbow length sleeves with net lining; bodice - chiffon over floral lace with net ground; cross over back neckline with rows of pink beads; motif of horizontal and vertical rows of pink beads at front; overlapping hook and eye closure at front; boned; lined with ivory satin; waistband has elastic tab; 2 cotton tape ties at front waist; Skirt (B) - matching chiffon skirt; underskirt - top half of lace, lower half of lavender satin with stiffened hem; over skirt of chiffon has 2 flounces, gathered all around; waistband is hidden; hook and eye at waist, snaps below (at back). Belt (C) = mauve moired taffeta; pointed end with snaps and hooks; belt is wide.

Details

Maker
A Monteil (Maker)
Date
1907-1909
Inscriptions
Woven in yellow on waistband of Bodice A: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre/Parc Monceau/Paris"" Printed on dress shields: ""TRADE MARK/No. 317.698(?) Carfields No. 413.974 (?)/A 2 B/Extra Fine""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
beading (process)
chiffon
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
beading (process)
Beadwork
chiffon
Chiffon
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
Silk
silk (textile)
skirts (garments)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5285
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13268

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