ENSEMBLE

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1867-1868

GUSN

GUSN-13348

Description

A=Bodice, evening; B=Bodice, day; C=Skirt; D=Apron/Overskirt. 2 toned blue horizontal stripes; iridescent silk. Bodice (A) - broad neckline trimmed w/ 4 bands of cream net alternating w/ black lace w/ black velvet ribbon; capped, puffed sleeves w/ net ruffle; bands of net & black lace applied as if a separate collar (tacked in place) w/ overlap in back to be pinned at left shoulder; boned; natural waist; lace closure center back; lined w/ white cambric. Bodice (B) - matching bodice; high neckline w/ narrow band collar; self-piping at collar & armscye; cream bands w/ black lace & black velvet ribbon applied at shoulders, along front & back (V-shaped back) & cuffs of long sleeves; natural waist; 9 fake pearl shank butons center front w/ 1 hook & eye at waist; boned; lined w/ white cambric; hook & eye tab closure inside waist; sleeves lined w/ white silk & pleated silk band at cuff w/ the rest of the arm lined w/ white cambric. Skirt (C) - matching skirt; smooth front; gathered at back; cream bands w/ black lace (same as bodice B) applied along seams & around hem w/ scalloped effect above hem; bands alternate w/ rows of large cream buttons w/ "X" of black velvet ribbon; fully lined w/ buckram; left front hook & eye closure; pocket on right side. Overskirt/Apron (C) - matches skirt; has several loose panels edged w/ black lace; short side panels; hook & eye closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
buckram
stitching
lace (needlework)
net (textile)
silk (textile)
stripes
Women's clothing
Silk
Cambric
Buckram
Net
Lace
Hand Stitched
Striped
ENSEMBLE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.7244A-D