2-Piece Suit

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1904-1913

GUSN

GUSN-11934

Description

Bronze silk shantung; notched collar; velvet applique on upper collar; 6 large covered buttons concealed in front placket; slits at hem side seams; top-stitched seams; weighted hem; long sleeves, gathered at shoulder with 2 covered buttons at cuff; fully lined in cream silk twill. Matching skirt; narrow self waistband with hook and eye closure at center back placket; Stitched down pleats around body with graduated release (at knees in front to hips in back); center front panel creates wrap effect at hem and is trimmed with 3 large covered buttons embroidered with tear drop shapes; hem faced with wool tape; brown taffeta lining with two attached ruffles at hem.

Details

Descriptive Terms

suits (main garments)
embroidering
stitching
machine-made
cloth
silk (textile)
taffeta
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Women's clothing
Silk
Shantung
Velvet
Taffeta
Wool
Twill
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Teardrop
SUIT

Additional Identification Number

92-26

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Weston Historical Society

Accession Number

1993.280.1-.2