Dress, 2 piece

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1865-1869

GUSN

GUSN-13308

Description

Midnight blue/black silk velvet with black braid and jet bead; Zouave style jacket (A) - hook and eye at neck, cut away at waist; collar, front, shoulder and cuffs trimmed with scalloped band of jet beads (balls like pom-poms and bugle beads); lined with black taffeta; Skirt (B) - matching velvet skirt - silk twill waistband with hook and eye at back; smooth front; fullness in cartridge pleats at back; very full skirt with train; 2 velvet flounces at hem; pocket on right front; hem lined with black wool buckram dust ruffle; drawstring exposed at center back (for drawing up when walking).

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
dresses (garments)
beading (process)
buckram
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
leisure
walking suits
Women's clothing
Silk
Velvet
Buckram
Taffeta
Hand Stitched
Beadwork
Walking Wear
Leisure
ENSEMBLE

Inscription

Stamped in blue & green letters on waistband of skirt: ""Mme Rufffy/Robes et Confection/336 Rue St. Honore'/PARIS.""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5540A-B

Maker

Ruffy, Mme. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5540AB