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Description

Black chiffon tunic/overdress with black tassel fringe at hem; underdress of cream lace - net ground with potted flowering plants, floral sprigs and scalloped border; lace backed with chiffon; fully lined with cream taffeta; boned bodice has squared neckline; short sleeves with chiffon and lace under sleeve; 2 toned green satin belt with decorative self fabric buckle, large bow at back, and black chiffon trim; v-shaped neck at back; black satin loops and buttons ornament the neckline; hook and eye closure at front; weighted hem, slight train; rubber lined dress shields with knitted lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1905-1912
Inscriptions
Printed on dress shields: ""TRADE MARK/Cainfield's (enclosed by dress shield shape)/NO. 817.595 (?)/NO. 813.974/ A 2 H/EXTRA FINE""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
chiffon
lace (needlework)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
chiffon
Chiffon
DRESS
Edwardian
evening dresses (garments)
fancy dress
foliation (pattern)
Formal
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
plants (living organisms)
pots (containers)
Potted Plants
Silk
silk (textile)
Sprig
stitching
Summer
summer (season)
Taffeta
taffeta
Walking Wear
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5239
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73612

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