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Bodice Overdress & Skirt

Description

Deep rose silk brocaded with rust, pink and purple flowers; open weave patterned ground with large scale stylized (satin) fleur de lis motif; Overdress (A) - fitted, boned bodice; standing band collar edged with pink net; lapels; rose satin smocked and shirred placket conceals rose taffeta undervest with 14 self- covered buttons; long fitted sleeves, slightly gathered at shoulder; turned back cuff with rose velvet and pink net; rose velvet bow at waist; rose velvet collar (part of placket); open front; fullness gathered at back; sides lined with rose satin; sides have 2 pairs tabs with button holes, and one tab at hem (to attach to skirt) Skirt (B) - rose satin panel at front is shirred at waist, pleated, shirred midway with 2 large rose velvet bows attached, with box pleats at hem; 2 self-covered buttons at each side (for overskirt); back of rose taffeta; gathered at waist; satin ruffle at hem; drawstring and casing for bustle with 6 twill loops with silk ties above drawstring and 4 twill loops just below drawstring for holding boned bars in place (See 1969.5464D skirt by same maker); pleated taffeta dust ruffle; pocket on right side; hooks and eyes at center back.

Details

Maker
Coulbeaut, J. (Maker)
Date
1877-1883
Inscriptions
Stamped in gold on bodice waistband: ""J. COULBEAUT/PARIS"" Stamped on hooks: ""NICHOLLS""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
brocading
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
weaving
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Brocaded
brocading
DRESS
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
Geometric Floral
Hand Stitched
Leno Weave
machine-made
overdresses
Silk
silk (textile)
skirts (garments)
stitching
stylization
taffeta
Taffeta
weaving
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5463AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13273

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