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Evening Dress

Description

Pink satin ground with supplementary warp of gold; gold floral sprays with gold watered effect; square neck; yellow horsehair? bodice covered with pink panel; sleeveless; fall net oversleeves embroidered with flowers of gold wrapped yellow thread, with scalloped edge; bodice - pink panel with belt at back; skirt has panel of pink satin, which hang freely, and reveal yellow (horsehair?) underskirt; net skirt/panels (with same embroidery as sleeves) attached in between pink satin panels, which are shorter in front and extend to hem in back; white satin lining on skirt; white taffeta lining with hook and eye in bodice; small gold bows with rhinestones at shoulder and belt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1915
Inscriptions
Printed on dress shields: ""MADE IN U.S. AMERICA/THE BEST/WARRANTED/ ILLEINVERT(?)/TRADEMARK Featherweight""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
embroidering
horsehair
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
entertaining
Entertainment
Evening
evening dress (concept)
evening dresses (garments)
fancy dress
floral patterns
Formal
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
Horsehair
machine-made
Possibly horsehair
satin
Satin
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5087
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73451

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