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Dress, 2 piece

Description

Black and white checked silk taffeta (small scale checks); high neck with self-piping; V-shaped yoke of 3 self ruffles trimmed with black taffeta; boned; pointed waist front and back; full bell shaped sleeves with self-ruffles trimmed with black taffeta; bodice attached to skirt at sides; lined with white cambric; skirt has box pleats all around; hook and eye closure at side; hem bound with black and white tape; Shawl (B) - matching fabric with blue pleated silk; front extensions with gusset to fit over arms.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1862
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Checked
checker pattern
day (time of day)
Day Wear
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5533AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13302

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