Dress, 2 piece

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1854-1857

GUSN

GUSN-13299

Description

Brown silk taffeta with brown fringe; Bodice (A) - high self piped neck; V-shaped front and back created by applied bands of scalloped pattern in brown, black and white with brown, black and white silk fringe; bell shaped sleeves with 3 rows of fringe; one band of patterned silk; 2 rows of fringe and one band of patterned silk around peplum; bodice is boned, padded and fitted through waist; lined with a brown cambric; hidden pocket in left front seam of peplum. Skirt (B) - matching skrit; 3 flounces of same scalloped band as bodice, but in larger scale; woven "a` la disposition" skirt pleated all around with cartridge pleats at center back; cotton twill tape waist band (lining) with hook and eye; pocket hidden under top flounce at right side; hem stiffened with deep lining of buckram; hem bound with brown wool tape.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
dresses (garments)
buckram
stitching
scalloping
silk (textile)
taffeta
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Cambric
Buckram
Hand Stitched
Scalloped
ENSEMBLE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5487A-B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5487AB