DRESS

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1905-1915

GUSN

GUSN-12899

Description

A=Bodice; B=Dress. Bodice (A) of dark coral dotted & pleated net over white chiffon; chemisette type; high neck & inset of white tulle w/ lace applique. Coral silk surah pleated panels w/ braid ornaments attached at shoulders w/ very long center panel; long sleeves w/ white net cuffs. White silk lining extending to waistband; boned darts & seams; hook & eye closure center back. Dress (B) of dark coral surah; round neck w/ attached white lace collar; shirred yoke; bodice gathered to self waistband; short pleated sleeves w/ lace cuffs. Skirt gathered to waistband; 5 sets of covered buttons at collar in back over hook & eye closure to waist; bodice lined w/ white cotton; sleeves lined w/ tulle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
appliqué (technique)
braid
stitching
lace (needlework)
machine-made
net (textile)
silk (textile)
smocking (process)
cloth
tulle (meshed textile)
Women's clothing
Silk
Surah
Braid
Net
Tulle
Lace
Hand Stitched
Smocked
Appliqued
DRESS

Inscription

Woven label on bodice (A): ""Bowles & Co/ Ladies Tailoring/ 178 Tremont Street/ Boston""

Additional Identification Number

1992.13A-B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1992.13AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)