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1850 C-1860 C
Ivory satin; high piped neck; boned darts front & back; sharply pointed front (wasp waist); 14 covered buttons down center front. Princess seams in back; piping at armscye; very full bell sleeves; pleated at top & trimmed w/ 2 bands of stiff wool crepe. Small point center back; pale gray pleated ribbon inside cuff; body lined w/ tan glazed linen w/ hook & eye closure at waist. Sleeves lined w/ ivory taffeta; hook at point on left side under covered button.
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman