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Description

Purple moire'd silk; V neckline with cream silk net collar with wide lapels and rectangular back - embroidered with floral sprays and scalloped edge; tucks at shoulder front and back; decorative pleated self-belt, with frogs at sides; boned bodice; full skirt with pleats at hips; hem of "overskirt" overlaps at front and cut away at back; taffeta lining has purple moired flounce attached to give effect of purple underskirt; hook and eye and snap closure center front; long sleeves, with fitted pointed cuffs; cream net ruffle at cuffs, and 9 self-covered buttons.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1915-1918
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cord (fiber product)
embroidering
machine-made
moiré
rayon
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
weaving
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cord (fiber product)
Corded
day (time of day)
Day Wear
Daywear
DRESS
Embroidered
embroidering
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Moired
moiré
rayon
Rayon
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
weaving
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.6047
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73659

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