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Purple silk chiffon over floral lace; squared neckline trimmed with cream net and lace; chiffon ruffle with rows of pink beads around neck; mauve and purple taffeta and chiffon rose at left front; loose, elbow length sleeves with net lining; bodice - chiffon over floral lace with net ground; cross over back neckline with rows of pink beads; motif of horizontal and vertical rows of pink beads at front; overlapping hook and eye closure at front; boned; lined with ivory satin; waistband has elastic tab; 2 cotton tape ties at front waist; Skirt (B) - matching chiffon skirt; underskirt - top half of lace, lower half of lavender satin with stiffened hem; over skirt of chiffon has 2 flounces, gathered all around; waistband is hidden; hook and eye at waist, snaps below (at back). Belt (C) = mauve moired taffeta; pointed end with snaps and hooks; belt is wide.
Woven in yellow on waistband of Bodice A: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre/Parc Monceau/Paris"" Printed on dress shields: ""TRADE MARK/No. 317.698(?) Carfields No. 413.974 (?)/A 2 B/Extra Fine""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
A Monteil (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman