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Dress, 2 piece

Description

Midnight blue/black silk velvet with black braid and jet bead; Zouave style jacket (A) - hook and eye at neck, cut away at waist; collar, front, shoulder and cuffs trimmed with scalloped band of jet beads (balls like pom-poms and bugle beads); lined with black taffeta; Skirt (B) - matching velvet skirt - silk twill waistband with hook and eye at back; smooth front; fullness in cartridge pleats at back; very full skirt with train; 2 velvet flounces at hem; pocket on right front; hem lined with black wool buckram dust ruffle; drawstring exposed at center back (for drawing up when walking).

Details

Maker
Ruffy, Mme. (Maker)
Date
1865-1869
Inscriptions
Stamped in blue & green letters on waistband of skirt: ""Mme Rufffy/Robes et Confection/336 Rue St. Honore'/PARIS.""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
beading (process)
buckram
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
beading (process)
Beadwork
buckram
Buckram
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Hand Stitched
Leisure
leisure
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
walking suits
Walking Wear
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5540AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13308

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