3-Piece Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1899-1907

GUSN

GUSN-11941

Description

Skirt with an evening and a day bodice. Low neck bodice- Black lino weave silk over black silk; wide, scooped neckline; pleated black chiffon collar, wide with ruffled edge; pleated center front and back; hook and eye closure down center front of lining, snaps on woven top; Waist pointed at front; black satin sash rucked center front and back; hook and eye closure center front (boned); full, elbow length sleeves, gathered at shoulders, chiffon ruffle at elbow; boned seams and darts; grosgrain inner waistband, hook and eye closure with 2 hooks for skirt at center back; ribbon ties at collar; High neck bodice-- Black lino weave silk over black taffeta; embroidered net band collar trimmed with scalloped white sil ribbon embroidered with pale blue flowers with black stems; yoke of alternating bands of embroidered net and tucked chiffon; flanked by vertical bands of embroidered net; center front snap front concealed under panels of lino-weave (for further description, see accession worksheet).

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
chiffon
cotton (textile)
embroidering
stitching
gauze
machine-made
net (textile)
satin
silk (textile)
taffeta
floral patterns
Silk
Satin
Chiffon
Net
Cotton
Taffeta
Leno Weave
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Floral
Women's Clothing
DRESS

Inscription

Gold letters woven on black silk, attached to inner waistband of both bodices: ""M. L. Lane/ WALTHAM"" Written in ink in right dress shield; ""M.L. Saxe/ A 8 6""

Additional Identification Number

92-57 (J-74)
92-58 (J-74)

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Weston Historical Society

Accession Number

1993.284

Places

Massachusetts (United States)