Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1880

GUSN

GUSN-12821

Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. A=Bodice - black velvet; scoop neckline; insert of black chiffon over taffeta, center front over hook & eye closure; appliqued beadwork around yoke ending in tassels. Short sleeves of ruched tulle oversilk; slightly pointed waist edged w/ pleated velvet; lined w/ black silk twill; boned darts & seams. Black grosgrain inner waistband; drawstring at neck. B=Skirt - 2 vertical bands of beadwork in front to knee; chenille fringe looped between beadwork & forming border above hem; slight train. Vertical tucks at waist on sides; hook & eye clsoure in back above 2 deep pleats; fully lined in black taffeta.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
appliqué (technique)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Women's clothing
Velvet
Silk
Taffeta
Tulle
Twill
Beaded
Appliqued
Hand Stitched
DRESS

Inscription

Woven in gold letters in inner waistband in script: ""M.A. Driscoll/Boston"".

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher

Accession Number

1990.356AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)