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Bodice, skirt & jabot

Description

Black silk taffeta; collar - unfinished - is covered by velvet band of lace jabot (C) which also fills in low squared neckline; fitted elbow length sleeves with velvet rosette; boned bodice is pointed in front and back; lined with white herringbone cambric; cotton twill waistband with hook and eye; 11 self covered buttons; Skirt (B) - matching skirt; has bustle pad attached; fullness draped up at back; row of black ribbons at left side; pleated "overskirt" panel reveals underskirt with pleated ruffle; 2 elastic bands to hold skirt fullness at back; white dust ruffle trimmed with lace; steel boning across skirt at back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1886-1887
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
herringbone
Herringbone
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
skirts (garments)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5454A-C
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13270

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