2-Piece Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1887-1893

GUSN

GUSN-11527

Description

Bodice- Brown silk faille; band collar covered in velvet; edged with white lace ruffle with pale green satin rosette concealing hooks and eye; wide collar of cream lace and brown velvet and green satin rosettes at shoulder; lace collar and waist appliqued with cream roses with green leaves; brown velvet leg-o-mutton sleeves with cream lace cuffs with green satin rosettes, brown velvet streamers with green satin lining at center back; brown silk lining; bored darts and seams; white grosgrain inner belt. Skirt- Brown silk faille; black silk waistband; hook and eye closure center back; slight train; 3 bands of velvet above hem; appliqued scalloped ruffle above hem; Brown silk lining; band of black horsehair (?) above hem; interior ties of silk and elastic ; pocket in lining under placket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
appliqué (technique)
faille
horsehair
lace (needlework)
stitching
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
floral patterns
Silk
Velvet
Faille
Lace
Horsehair
Satin
Appliqued
Hand Stitched
Floral
Women's Clothing
DRESS

Inscription

Gold letters, stamped in inner belt: ""Colby,/ Boston"" Embossed hooks in skirt: ""NICHOLS""

Additional Identification Number

92-31

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Weston Historical Society

Accession Number

1993.221

Places

Massachusetts (United States)