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Two piece dress

Description

Bodice/jacket (A) - Black satin, boned bodice, with cream lace chemisette; high boned collar, with 2 small velvet bows; bodice lined with cream taffeta; long sleeves of black silk lace (honeycomb pattern); trimmed with black ball fringe at cuffs; sleeves lined with cream chiffon with lace cuffs; black lace jacket with pointed lapels; large flowers alternate with serpentine band; open front; sides have black lace honeycomb patterned insert (same as sleeves); all edges trimmed with black silk ball fringe. SKIRT (B) - black satin; smooth front and back; flared skirt; padded hem; no decoration; snap closure at center back.

Details

Maker
A Monteil (Maker)
Date
1909-1912
Inscriptions
Woven yellow label in bodice waistband: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre/Parc Monceau/Paris""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
lace (needlework)
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
satin
Satin
Serpentine
serpentine (shape)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5240
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73611

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