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Dress with chemisette

Description

(A) Dress - Cream - filet lace; V-neckline (front & back); yoke has points around front and extending to shoulders, with lattice lace below; elbow length sleeves; silk chine taffeta waistband - cream ground with floral garland in pinks and greens with rosette at back; skirt front - panel of vertical narrow tucks, enclosed by scalloped filet lace; wide border with scalloped filet, and lattice; dress embroidered throughout with whitework floral sprigs, particularly at back of dress; narrow tucks around hem; fully lined with white silk; hook and eye closure left front; dress shields. Chemisette (B) - cream net with honeycomb pattern ground, and applied filet lace with scalloped edge (same as dress); high collar with wire stays, and trimmed with lace, sleeveless, hook and eye closure center back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1905-1912
Inscriptions
Printed on dress shields: ""TRADE MARK/Cranfield's (enclosed in shield shape)/NO. 817.695/NO. 413.974/4 2 1/Extra Fine""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
filet lace
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
chemisettes
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Edwardian
Embroidered
embroidering
filet lace
Filet Lace
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Lattice
lattices
Linen
linen (material)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Summer
summer (season)
Walking Wear
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5247AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73620

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