Bodice Fragment

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-12934

Description

Purple broadcloth; not put together; body has round neck; open front; darts in front; princess seams in back. Trimmed around neck & either side of front w/ band of black velvet embroidered in white & tan; more embroidery on body around velvet band; lined w/ black silk. 4 sections of broadcloth trimmed & embroidered as body. 2 sections shaped like lapels; larger of which has row of metal buttons on one side; shank buttons. Other 2 sections are heavily embroidered. 3 sections of broadcloth cut for short sleeves. 2 sections of broadcloth fragments.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bodices
fragments
embroidering
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
geometric patterns
Greek (ancient)
Women's clothing
Wool
Silk
Velvet
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Grecian
Geometric
BODICE

Inscription

Stamped coins w/ crown & laurel wreath; w/ fleur de lis in center.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5630