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Fancy Dress

Description

Cream and pale blue striped taffeta, floral chine in pinks, blues and green; Bodice (A) - V-neckline with turned collar, dotted net insert with pale blue satin bow; dotted net Bertha collar with lace ruffle; short puffed sleeves with ruffled lace undersleeves; pointed waist with pale blue silk yoke; V-back, pleated bodice has floor length panel, stitched pleats, with 2 decorative buttons with portrait of woman in 18th c. dress; boned; lined with silk twill with hooks and eye at back; effect of bodice and skirt together is 18th century robe a la francaise style. Skirt (B) - matching skirt has box pleats at front, with cream chiffon with several net flounces inset at center front; hook and eye closure at back; fully lined with taffeta; weighted hem; dust ruffle of pleated satin and chiffon.

Details

Maker
Barroin, P. (Maker)
Date
1909-1911
Inscriptions
On bodice waistband: ""P. BARROIN/394 Rue St. Honore/Paris"" Stamped on hook: ""NICHOLLS""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
chiffon
chiné technique
lace (needlework)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
chiffon
Chiffon
Chine'
chiné technique
dresses (garments)
Edwardian
Eighteenth Century
ENSEMBLE
evening dresses (garments)
fancy dress
Fancy Dress
floral patterns
Formal
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
Robe a la francaise
sacks (dresses)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Stripe
stripes
Taffeta
taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.5264AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73636

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