2-Piece Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1892

GUSN

GUSN-11819

Description

Pale silvery-green open weave silk; high collar and yoke of pink chiffon over silk; hook and eye closure on collar and yoke; deep ruffle of white lace around yoke; 7 covered buttons and hooks and eyes down center of bodice; straight waist; long sleeves with 5 tiers of ruffles from shoulder to elbow with deep ruffle of lace below bottom tier; band of pink grosgrain ribbon inside cuffs; bodice lined with cream silk twill; sleeves lined with silk, linen and canvas; boned darts and seams; silk belt with hook and eye closure at waist with eyes for hooks on skirt waistband. Matching skirt has narrow satin waistband with hook and eye closure canter back; 6 gores, smooth in front, gathered at center back, forming slight train; 3 narrow tiers of ruffles around hips, 2 deeper tiers at hem over green satin; hem faced with brown velvet. Waistband lined with linen, skirt with silk with inserts of brown linen. Wide band of canvas at hem with pleated ruffle of lace-trimmed crinoline. Petticoat is white glazed linen; tape ties at back of waistband; smooth front, gathered fullness at back; tape ties below placket to restrain fullness; ruffle attached at knees with ruffled hem; braid trim on hem; moderate train.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
twill
crinolines
silk (textile)
stitching
lace (needlework)
chiffon
weaving
canvas
linen (material)
machine-made
weddings
Women's clothing
Silk
Linen
Chiffon
Crinoline
Coated Canvas
Lace
Twill
Leno Weave
Hand Stitched
Wedding
DRESS

Inscription

Gold letters stamped on white silk on inner belt of bodice: ""Robes & Confections/ Mme. RUFFY/ 336 RUE ST. HONORE/ PARIS""

Additional Identification Number

92-32

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1993.239.1