DRESS

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1869

GUSN

GUSN-12959

Description

Purple & White vertically striped silk taffeta. Round neckline; sharply pointed front, fishtail peplum; panel in back. 13 purple silk buttons down center front. Yoke trimmed with double row of pleated purple satin ribbon, tapering to a point in back at peplum with purple silk covered button on either side of point. 3/4 length sleeves with turned back cuff. Outside edge of sleeve and cuff trimmed with pleated purple satin ribbon. Boned darts in front, princess seams, 3/4 of way in back. Bodice (A) lined with brown glazed linen. Sleeves lined with white cotton. Cuffs lined with white silk with inner ruffle of pleated white silk. Hook and eye closure on lining at waist. Skirt (B) has self waist band with inner band of white cotton twill. Hook and eye closure at back. Pocket on left side of brown glazed linen. Box pleats. 4 sets of hook and eyes inside skirt (bustle?)

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
stitching
linen (material)
silk (textile)
taffeta
stripes
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Linen
Hand Stitched
Striped
Glazed Cotton
DRESS

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5485A&B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5485AB