ENSEMBLE

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1888-1889

GUSN

GUSN-13291

Description

Garnet velvet with inserts of bright pink damask with rose's and lily of valley; Bodice (A) - pink damask lapel; placket (placket is gathered at center) with princess neck edged with silk tulle; fitted elbow length sleeves, slightly gathered at shoulder, with pink damask and velvet "X" at cuff; boned; pointed front and back waistline; 2 velvet bows at waist; 12 velvet covered buttons; lined with white silk twill. Bodice (B) - matching garnet velvet; broad neckline; garnet satin piping at neck, armscye and waist; short sleeves; pointed waist (front only); natural waistline at back; boned; laced back closure with original silk cording; lined with white cambric; handstitched. Panel (D) - Garnet satin panel; pleated; garnet satin bows applied at pleats; flared hem; unfinished at top. Panel may have been applied to skirt at one time - note stitch marks along selvages. Skirt (C) - velvet, with front and side panels of pink damask; velvet bows at sides; bustle pad attached at back; gathered at back; pleated satin hem with taffeta; pleated voile dust ruffle trimmed with lace; 2 boned bars across back, below bustle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
damask
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
evening dress (concept)
floral patterns
Women's clothing
Silk
Velvet
Damask
Twill
Hand Stitched
Floral
Dining
Evening
ENSEMBLE

Inscription

Stamped in gold on waistband bodice (A): ""J. COULBEAUT/PARIS"" On dress shield: ""Canfield/Pat'd June 1871""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5464

Maker

Coulbeaut, J. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5464A-D