Dress, 2 piece

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1865-1866

GUSN

GUSN-13296

Description

Blue/purple silk taffeta; Bodice (A) - high neckline; square yoke (front and back) trimmed with self-ruffle and piping; self piping also at neck, armscye and waist; long sleeves with self-ruffle band cuff; sharply pointed waist (front and back); 13 self covered buttons; boned; lined with white linen, sleeves lined with cambric; cuffs lined with white china silk pleated band; Skirt (B) - matching skirt - waistband lined with white cotton twill tape; smooth front, pleats at sides with cartridge pleats at center back; hook and eye closure at left front; 3 self-ruffles at hem, with part of one "draped" at right side; train; hem lined with black buckram; hem bound with purple wool tape. Pocket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
dresses (garments)
stitching
taffeta
buckram
linen (material)
silk (textile)
mourning
day (time of day)
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Linen
Cambric
Buckram
Hand Stitched
Day Wear
Daywear
Mourning
ENSEMBLE

Inscription

Handwritten note: ""Mauve silk dress belonged to Aunt Mary (Mary May Bradlee, Madame Louis Gaillard.)""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5470A-B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5470AB