Riding Dress & Jacket

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1890-1892

GUSN

GUSN-13328

Description

Navy blue wool broadcloth; heavy weight; Jacket .1A - turned, notched collar, single breasted; fitted through waist and hips with flared skirt with vent at back; long fitted sleeves - left arm black mourning band; lined with black sateen, sleeves lined with pale yellow silk with red and white stripes; padded chest. Skirt (.1B) - full skirt; shaped at right side to fit over crossed leg and saddle; there is a silk cord loop near shaped form (to grab/lift skirt?); reinforced with glazed cotton; 2 elastic loops on inside; button and hook and eye closure on left side, with ties at waist; pocket on left side; waist lined with cream striped wool. Cravat/tie (.2) - white, ribbed cotton; squared ends; loop at neck for drawing one end through; one button hole at middle of neck. Paper bag (.3) - brown; rectangular; "C.F. Hovey Co./Boston" printed. Hair pins (.4A-F).

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
dresses (garments)
cloth
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
equestrians
mourning
recreation
sports
sports clothing
stripes
Women's clothing
Wool
Broadcloth
Silk
Sateen
Hand Stitched
Sportswear
Striped
Equestrian
Recreation
Sports
Mourning
Ensemble

Inscription

1. Woven black and yellow label on jacket: ""NICOLL. LONDON & PARIS"" 2. Button on skirt: ""FAST SHANKS***"" 3. Note: ""D. C. heavy blue riding habit trousers white collar.""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.6718.1A-B.2-.4

Related Items

Title Riding Pants Accession Number 1969.6723

Maker

Nicoll (Maker)

Location of Origin

London & Paris; London, England; Paris, France

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6718.1-.3