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Tea Gown?

Description

Medium blue silk moired taffeta; standing band collar of cream chiffon with chiffon ruching. chiffon insert at neckline, with lace jabot; wide pointed lapels with 3 blue velvet bands and lace ruffle; pleated blouson front; leg of mutton sleeves with side slits, velvet and lace trim at cuffs; bodice lined with blue taffeta; hook and eye at center front, collar and left side of skirt; attached skirt has smooth front; box pleats at back; 3 bands of blue velvet around hem (varying widths); pocket at back; lined with blue taffeta; taffeta dust ruffle with pinked and scalloped hem; one band of elastic attached inside lower skirt to hold fullness.

Details

Maker
A Monteil (Maker)
Date
1899-1900
Inscriptions
Stamped in gold on inner waistband: ""A. Monteil/32 Rue Drouot"" Dress shields - printed in black ""TRADE MARK/[pair of wings]/OMO/Registered/F I/ 3/No Rubber/Odorless""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
moiré
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Moire
moiré
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
tea gowns
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5465
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13293

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