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Bodice (A) - cream and beige silk, brocaded with bouquet of pink roses with cornucopia enclosed by medallion; geometric patterned ground with lace garland; stiffened collar (back piece only) with open decolletage; collar lined with green chiffon; green chiffon applied along center front and cuffs; elbow length sleeves; boned, cage like green velvet bands at neck, cuffs and waist, with small rhinestone buckles and bows; pleated gauze placket; boned; lined with white silk twill; green chiffon rosette at back of collar; fish tail peplum, with drawnwork and weighted; silk covered dress shields; Skirt (B) - green satin with pleated green chiffon ruffle and ruching; smooth front; pleat at back; hook and eye closure at back; pocket at center back seam; taffeta dust ruffle with scalloped and pinked edge.
lampas (textile material)
Woven (label?) on waistband of bodice: ""Monteil/32 Rue Drouot PARIS"" Stamped on hooks ""NICHOLLS""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
A Monteil (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman