Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1889-1890

GUSN

GUSN-31715

Description

3 piece ensemble: A=Sleeveless Bodice; B=Long sleeved Bodice; C=Skirt. Sky blue iridescent taffeta; brocaded; with serpentine floral trail of white roses with blue leaves. A=Sleeveless Bodice - broad neckline with piping; capped petal sleeves; slight curved point at waist. Padded; boned; white cotton twill lining; linen waistband; hook & eye closure center back. This bodice dates to the 1840's. B=Long Sleeved Bodice - matching bodice for day; high lace collar with wire support; open squared decolletage; with ruffle and drawstring. Lace lapels and lace ruffle from center front waist, extending over shoulders and to center back where ends in peplum at waist. Leg o' mutton sleeves with lace band and ruffle; left sleeve is missing ruffle. Boned; padded at front (interlining); white cotton sateen lining; sleeves lined with white cambric. Pointed at back; woven inner waistband with two large hooks for holding skirt; hook & eye closure. C=Skirt - matching skirt; smooth front panel; stitched at sides. Full train with padded interlining & buckram; lace dust ruffle; gathered at center back; hook & eye closure at left (slightly off center back).

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
buckram
cotton (textile)
stitching
machine-made
padding (process)
cloth
silk (textile)
taffeta
floral patterns
serpentine (shape)
Dress
Women's clothing
Silk
Sateen
Cotton
Taffeta
Buckram
Hand Stitched
Padded
Serpentine
Floral
Dress

Inscription

Stamped on hook of skirt: ""NICHOLLS"".

Additional Identification Number

1927.2080ABC

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Main Garments

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. L. Coleman

Accession Number

1927.2080A-C