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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).
velvet (fabric weave)
Stamped in blue & green letters on waistband of skirt: ""Mme Rufffy/Robes et Confection/336 Rue St. Honore'/PARIS.""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Ruffy, Mme. (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman