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Dress, 6 pieces

1969.5535A-F (RS80971)

Description

Lavender silk taffeta; Bodice (A) - broad neckline with pleated trim and black velvet ribbon; drawstring; capped sleeves with cream cambric, shirred, lavender ruching and net and lace with black velvet bow drawstring; boned; laced center front; lined with polished white cotton; Skirt (C) - matching skirt; bands of cream voile ruching trimmed with lace around skirt and purple bows applied along ruching; full skirt; fullness at back; with inner ties to hold fullness at back; slight train; white cambric pocket at right; lined with buckram. Overskirt (B) - purple satin; scalloped hem shorter in front; hem and seams trimmed with cream satin with scalloped edged lace, and 2 bands of purple ribbon woven with silver metallic threads, hook and eye; waist band trimmed with lace. Collar (D) - purple satin collar; pleated (3 pleats); trimmed with scalloped lace (same lace as overskirt) Belt (E) - lavender taffeta belt, 3 pleats; 2 bows; stiffened with cambric, 2 hooks and eyes; Belt (F) - black silk velvet waistband with hook and eye; large lavender taffeta bow with second bow of black velvet stiffened with voile.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1866-1868
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
buckram
polishing
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
buckram
Buckram
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
evening dresses (garments)
fancy dress
Formal
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
Polished
polishing
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5535A-F
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13304

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