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Dress, 2 piece

Description

Blue/purple silk taffeta; Bodice (A) - high neckline; square yoke (front and back) trimmed with self-ruffle and piping; self piping also at neck, armscye and waist; long sleeves with self-ruffle band cuff; sharply pointed waist (front and back); 13 self covered buttons; boned; lined with white linen, sleeves lined with cambric; cuffs lined with white china silk pleated band; Skirt (B) - matching skirt - waistband lined with white cotton twill tape; smooth front, pleats at sides with cartridge pleats at center back; hook and eye closure at left front; 3 self-ruffles at hem, with part of one "draped" at right side; train; hem lined with black buckram; hem bound with purple wool tape. Pocket.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1866
Inscriptions
Handwritten note: ""Mauve silk dress belonged to Aunt Mary (Mary May Bradlee, Madame Louis Gaillard.)""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
buckram
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
buckram
Buckram
Cambric
day (time of day)
Day Wear
Daywear
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Mourning
Possibly mourning
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5470AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13296

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