Dress, 4 piece

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1853

GUSN

GUSN-13301

Description

Green and gold plaid and chine' silk taffeta; Bodice (A) - high neckline; self-piping at neck and armscye; bell shaped sleeves trimmed with 3 rows of green, black and white silk fringed passementerie; peplum trimmed with same; pointed front and back; boned and lined with brown cambric; 12 green silk covered buttons; coin pocket on left; Bodice (B) - high neckline; self-piping at neckline and armscye; bell shaped sleeves trimmed with 2 self-fabric ruffles with scalloped and pinked edge; 2 of same ruffles extend from shoulders to front and back waist, forming V-shaped back; full, round peplum with 2 self-ruffles; 14 green and white silk covered buttons; boned; lined with brown cambric; small coin pocket at left front. Bodice (C) - broad neckline trimmed with lace with black velvet ribbon tie; elastic (replacing usual drawstring); V-shaped pointed front and back; yoke trimmed with green, black and cream silk fringe; lattice panel on front of green, black and white silk ribbon; short sleeves with inner sleeve with scalloped embroidered cuff; 2 large bows at center back (of green with black & white pinstripe); laced closure at back with original green silk cord; boned; lined with cambric; padding removed; Skirt (D) - matching fabric - disassembled into seven pieces.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
dresses (garments)
chiné technique
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
plaids
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Cambric
Chine'
Hand Stitched
Plaid
ENSEMBLE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

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Title Dress, 3 piece Accession Number 1969.5525A-C
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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5526A-D