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Dress, 2 piece

Description

Cream wool printed with shaded ground of tiny black leaves, with allover pattern of "peacock eye" medallions in gold and blue; Bodice (A) - tucked net chemisette with high boned collar edged with satin and featherstitching; tucked cross over pouched front, with tucks at shoulders to waist forming "V" yoke at front and back; gathered at front and back waist; 3/4 length sleeves gathered at shoulders, full to turned back cuff trimmed with bands of tucked net (same as chemisette); fully lined with cotton inner bodice with button closure at center front and drawstring waist; Skirt (B) - narrow, pleated pink silk waistband; smocking all around, fourteen tucks around hem; fully lined with white cotton, with pleated dust ruffle, hook and eye at center back; skirt just touches ground, with slight train at back.

Details

Maker
A Monteil (Maker)
Date
ca. 1908
Inscriptions
Woven label on waistband of bodice: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre Parc Monceau/Paris"" Hooks stamped: ""NICHOLLS""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
gauze
machine-made
printing (process)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
day (time of day)
Day Wear
Daywear
dresses (garments)
ENSEMBLE
ensembles (costume)
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
gauze
Hand Stitched
Leno Weave
machine-made
Medallion
printing (process)
scrolling foliage
stitching
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1969.5266AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73638

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