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Fine white (discolored) cotton with woven zig-zag stripes; printed with floral trails in pink, purple, yellow with green leaves. Bodice (A) - high boned neck and yoke inserted with bands of lace and tucks; yoke trimmed with self-ruching and lace trimmed ruffle; blouson front; long sleeves have self-ruffle (engageante style) at elbow, with fitted section (of bands of lace alternating with tucked floral bands) extending to wrist; two buttons and loops at each wrist; boned; lined with cream taffeta; hook and eye closure center front covered by rosette and fabric draped along center front. Skirt (B) - matching skirt; three flounces trimmed with lace; self dust ruffle; slight train; fullness at back along hook and eye.
1. Embossed on waistband of bodice: ""ROBES/ MANTEAUX/ Mon Caraguel/ 68 Rue de Rome/ PARIS"" 2. Hooks stamped w/: ""NICHOLLS""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Robes Manteaux - Mon. Caraguel (Manufacturer)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
Title ENSEMBLE Accession Number 1969.6940A-F