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Pink silk taffeta; Bodice (A) - broad neckline, short sleeves and waist trimmed with cream crepe, pink pleated crepe and bright pink satin piping; drawstring neck with pink satin ribbon; sleeves have pink bow at shoulder and shirring; pointed and weighted at front and back; lined with white china silk; 2 self-covered buttons, 2 hooks and eyes; boned; Skirt (B) - hook and eye self-waistband; matching skirt trimmed with same cream crepe, pink pleated crepe; bustle back train with inner ties/bustle ties; pleated at center back; pocket on right side.
Stamped in gold on waistband: ""Fournisseur Brevete' de S. M. L'IMPERATRICE/ Mon. Vignon/182 Rue de Rivoli/PARIS.""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Vignon, Mon. (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman