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Description

Pink, black, beige iridescent plaid silk; high neckline; self-piping at neck & armscye; plaid epaulets w/ 2 bands of pink taffeta ruching w/ black velvet ribbon at center; epaulets extend to waist w/ lapets at front & back - trimmed w/ pink & black fringe. Long sleeves (slightly bell shaped) trimmed w/ bands of pink ruching & black velvet ribbon; bodice is boned & lined w/ brown cambric; sleeves lined w/ white silk w/ pleated silk band at cuff; 11 pink silk covered buttons at center front; hook & eye & tab closure inside at waist; overlapping hook & eye closure at natural waistline; skirt pleated all around w/ large box pleats at back; skirt fully lined w/ brown cambric; hem bound w/ beige wool tape; small coin pocket hidden at seam of center front closure, left side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1863-1864
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
DRESS
Hand Stitched
Plaid
plaids
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.7236
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13344

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