Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-12802

Description

This two-piece ensemble consists of a bodice (A) and skirt (B). Both the bodice and skirt are constructed of two layers of textiles: an underlayer of yellow silk satin overlaid with a tan-colored translucent muslin elaborately embroidered in gilt thread. The bodice front closure is asymmetrical, covered with a lace ruffle. The bodice has puffed sleeves and a standing band collar. The bodice hem is finished with a gilt grosgrain ribbon. The skirt, like the bodice, is constructed of two layers: translucent muslin over yellow silk. The muslin top layer is finished along the hem with the same gilt embroidery appearing on the bodice.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
embroidering
stitching
machine-made
thread
metallic (color attribute)
satin
silk (textile)
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Fiddle Thread
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Dress

Inscription

Stamped & embossed. On bodice hooks: ""NICHOLLS"" On silk ribbon at waistband: ""Mrs. C. Donovan/280 Madison Ave./New York.""

Maker

Donovan, C., Mrs.

Location of Origin

New York

Accession Number

1935.378AB

Places

New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)