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Dress, 2 piece

1969.5487AB (RS80969)

Description

Brown silk taffeta with brown fringe; Bodice (A) - high self piped neck; V-shaped front and back created by applied bands of scalloped pattern in brown, black and white with brown, black and white silk fringe; bell shaped sleeves with 3 rows of fringe; one band of patterned silk; 2 rows of fringe and one band of patterned silk around peplum; bodice is boned, padded and fitted through waist; lined with a brown cambric; hidden pocket in left front seam of peplum. Skirt (B) - matching skrit; 3 flounces of same scalloped band as bodice, but in larger scale; woven "a` la disposition" skirt pleated all around with cartridge pleats at center back; cotton twill tape waist band (lining) with hook and eye; pocket hidden under top flounce at right side; hem stiffened with deep lining of buckram; hem bound with brown wool tape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1854-1857
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
buckram
scalloping
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
buckram
Buckram
Cambric
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
Scalloped
scalloping
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5487AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13299

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