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 with pleated velvet; lined with black silk twill; boned darts & seams. Black grosgrain inner waistband; drawstring at neck. B=Skirt - Two 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 two deep pleats; fully lined in black taffeta.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
appliqué (technique)
beading (process)
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
Dress
Dress

Inscription

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Main Garments

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)