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Description

A)Jacket/bodice - black velvet; chemisette with high boned collar of net, lace jabot attached to cream satin panel; wide velvet lapels; 3/4 velvet sleeves, gathered at shoulder, with turned back cuff; net undersleeves with tucks, lace ruffle and black net trim; jacket is open but has inner waistcoat of cream satin embroidered with floral sprays (lilacs) in cream & beige silk threads (satin stitch and french knots); waistcoat has hook and eye closure; boned inner lining of white taffeta; velvet jacket has 3 pairs of large rhinestone buttons with black satin loops; weighted, scalloped hem; black satin lining; Skirt B) - matching velvet skirt; smooth front; with 2 vertical pleats tohem at front and back; gored/flared with back fullness at snap closure; slight train; tab with loop at front waist.

Details

Maker
A Monteil (Maker)
Date
1909-1912
Inscriptions
Woven label in waistband of jacket: ""MONTEIL/12 RUE LEGENDRE/PARC MONCEAU/PARIS""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
embroidering
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
day (time of day)
Day Wear
Daywear
Embroidered
embroidering
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Leisure
leisure
machine-made
satin
Satin
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
SUIT
suits (main garments)
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
walking suits
Walking Wear
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5089AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73453

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