Bodice Overdress & Skirt

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1877-1883

GUSN

GUSN-13273

Description

Deep rose silk brocaded with rust, pink and purple flowers; open weave patterned ground with large scale stylized (satin) fleur de lis motif; Overdress (A) - fitted, boned bodice; standing band collar edged with pink net; lapels; rose satin smocked and shirred placket conceals rose taffeta undervest with 14 self- covered buttons; long fitted sleeves, slightly gathered at shoulder; turned back cuff with rose velvet and pink net; rose velvet bow at waist; rose velvet collar (part of placket); open front; fullness gathered at back; sides lined with rose satin; sides have 2 pairs tabs with button holes, and one tab at hem (to attach to skirt) Skirt (B) - rose satin panel at front is shirred at waist, pleated, shirred midway with 2 large rose velvet bows attached, with box pleats at hem; 2 self-covered buttons at each side (for overskirt); back of rose taffeta; gathered at waist; satin ruffle at hem; drawstring and casing for bustle with 6 twill loops with silk ties above drawstring and 4 twill loops just below drawstring for holding boned bars in place (See 1969.5464D skirt by same maker); pleated taffeta dust ruffle; pocket on right side; hooks and eyes at center back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

overdresses
skirts (garments)
brocading
stitching
machine-made
weaving
silk (textile)
taffeta
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
stylization
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Brocaded
Leno Weave
Hand Stitched
Flower
Geometric Floral
DRESS

Inscription

Stamped in gold on bodice waistband: ""J. COULBEAUT/PARIS"" Stamped on hooks: ""NICHOLLS""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5463A-B

Maker

Coulbeaut, J. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5463AB