2-Piece Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1875

GUSN

GUSN-11532

Description

Bodice of silver gray satin; low square neckline edges with white cotton lace ruffle; center panel of ivory satin with 2 rows of covered buttons down center (buttons at left have corresponding holes; metal sequins scattered over panel body edged all around with lace of silver metallic thread; waist pointed center front; fish tail pilum (?) center back; long, very full ivory satin sleeves, elasticized at elbow and wrist, lace ruffle at cuff sequins scattered all over; body lined with white cotton and twill sleeves with glazed linen; boned front and side seams; holes for skirt; skirt has center panel of rucked ivory satin with band of metallic lace at hem and large sequins scattered all over; silver gray satin overshirt has pleated ruffle attached around edges echoed by three bands of metallic lace sewn with sequins; waistband of satin over twill; hook and eye closure and cartridge pleating center back; hem trimmed with ruffle of pleated crinoline; lining of crinoline of glazed linen; ties for bustle; slight train. Bustle-- brown twill front panel with tape lacing; brown twill panels with drawstrings top and bottom concealing bustle of tape-- covered metals bands with brown and white tape bands.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
stitching
lace (needlework)
linen (material)
machine-made
metal
satin
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
twill
Silk
Satin
Unidentified Metal
Linen
Cotton
Twill
Lace
Sequins
Hand Stitched
Women's Clothing
DRESS

Inscription

Gilt letters stamped on white silk grosgrain, at center back waist-lining: ""T. Stevens/ Arlignton Street Boston""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Weston Historical Society

Accession Number

1993.223