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GOWN, DRESSING

Description

Green & cream striped, printed wool; vertical stripes; green stripe printed w/ trompe l'oeil moire pattern alternating w/ cream stripe printed w/ geometric pattern of stylized green flowers; printed to imitiate moire. Gown (A) - high neckline trimmed w/ green silk piping; deep shoulder w/ self-piping at armscye; long, full, flared sleeves; ombred green moire ribbon at cuffs & horizontal bands along center front from neck to hem; skirt is smooth in front w/ cartridge pleats at back for fullness; 7 working buttonholes from neck to waist; 2 hooks & eyes just below waist; the rest of skirt is stitched closed but has green silk covered buttons from neck to hem; fully lined w/ white cambric; drawstring at waist back; large pocket on right side; hem of dress bound w/ green wool tape. Shoulder Cape (B) - matching cape trimmed w/ same green moired ribbon; lined w/ white cambric; one hook & eye at neck.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1853-1857
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
printing (process)
rolling up
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
day (time of day)
Day Wear
dressing gowns
floral patterns
Geometric Floral
GOWN, DRESSING
Hand Stitched
printing (process)
rolling up
stitching
Striped
stripes
stylization
Transfer Printed
Tromp L'oeil
trompe-l'oeil
Women's clothing
wool (textile)
Wool Challis
Accession Number
1969.7242AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13347

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