Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900

GUSN

GUSN-12828

Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Pale blue taffeta w/ blue satin pinstripes & blue velvet trim. A=Bodice - squared neckline w/ drawstring at front & back; "v" shaped front & back w/ inserted satin panels w/ cream lace overlay. Overlay trimmed w/ blue spangles; boned; "v" shape of bodice outlined w/ blue velvet; short sleeves have same spangled lace insert as front, as well as blue velvet trim. Blue velvet band around waist w/ large filigree buckle at back; buckle is square w/ blue & white rhinestones; blue taffeta lining. B=Skirt - matching; narrow waistband; smooth front; pleat at center back; hem trimmed w/ 3 scalloped blue velvet bands & self ruffle. Fully lined w/ blue taffeta; w/ dust ruffle; pocket on right side of lining; small bustle pad is hooked onto waist at center back. Hook & eye closure at center back; skirt has 2 pairs of ties for holding back fullness in place.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
stitching
lace (needlework)
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
sequins (spangles)
stripes
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Velvet
Lace
Hand Stitched
Striped
Spangles
DRESS

Inscription

1. Handwritten on bodice dressmaker's note: ""Miss N.(H?) Paine/ 23-33-"" 2. Stamped in gold lettering on bodice (?): ""Mrs C. Donovan/ 280 Madison Ave./ New York"".

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1990.373AB

Places

New York state (United States)