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Description

Changeable blue/green silk taffeta; woven with allover pattern of small rosebuds; Bodice - broad neckline trimmed with lace, and elastic band; V-shaped yoke trimmed with blue ribbon along shoulders and center lattice pattern (of same ribbon); yoke edged with beige and blue silk fringe; pointed at front and back; boned; lined with cotton; cap sleeves trimmed with lace; skirt - cartridge pleats all around; back lace closure (with original blue silk cord); fully lined with white cambric; pocket at right front; hem lined with blue silk; blue ribbon with rosette at center back. Bodice was padded at one time - padding removed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1853
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
DRESS
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
rose (genus)
Rosebud
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5534
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13303
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