Bodice

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1892

GUSN

GUSN-11819

Description

Bodice of a two-piece ensemble. 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
Bodice
Women's clothing
Silk
Linen
Chiffon
Crinoline
Coated Canvas
Lace
Twill
Leno Weave
Hand Stitched
Wedding
Bodice

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

Ruffy, Mme. (Maker)

Accession Number

1993.239.1