Ball Gown

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1868

GUSN

GUSN-13306

Description

Ivory silk taffeta with coral silk taffeta and coral net trim; broad drawstring neckline trimmed with net, lace and 2 bands of coral velvet ribbon; coral silk collar with net overlay; and edged with leaf-patterned lace; capped sleeves with coral buckram "puff," net and lace; ivory piping at armscye; bodice is boned; lined with white polished linen; laced closure; skirt has extremely long train; seams trimmed with (vertical) bands of coral buckram ruching; scalloped edge of ivory taffeta (with lace leaf-patterned trim) is shorter, revealing coral taffeta, box pleated underskirt with band of white taffeta with 2 coral velvet bands applied at hem; underskirt of white cambric; skirt and hem stiffened with buckram interfacing; pleats at back with hook and eye closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

evening dresses (garments)
buckram
stitching
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
taffeta
fancy dress
evening dresses (garments)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Buckram
Cambric
Lace
Hand Stitched
Formal Wear
Leaves
Formal
DRESS

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5537