Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900-1902

GUSN

GUSN-33710

Description

Ivory satin with silver and pearl/clear sequins, tulle and mousseline de soie trim; Bodice "B" open neckline trimmed with tulle; sleeveless; winged bird/feather motif of sequins, tulle & chenille at center front with more sequins around shoulder, below bust, and around waist; bodice has "V" shape at front, created by tucked satin; drawstring at neckline; boned, lined with cream taffeta; hook and eye closure center back; corsage of fake flowers at left shoulder, tulle sash at right back. Skirt A - matching skirt; hem has scalloped arrangement of wing motif (same as bodice) with mousseline de soie ruffle with ruched hem; train; lined with cream taffeta; taffeta ruching for chest ruffle; ribbon tie at back (interior); hook and eye closure at back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
beads (pierced objects)
feather (material)
stitching
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
taffeta
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
feather (material)
evening dresses (garments)
Dress
Gown, Evening
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Taffeta
Beaded
Hand Stitched
Formal Wear
Beads
Bird
Feather
Gown, Evening

Inscription

1) stamped in gold on bodice B waist band: ""Howard & Co./NEW YORK"" 2) stamped - hooks of skirt A: ""NICHOLLS""

Additional Identification Number

1930.1520A&B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Clara B. Winthrop

Accession Number

1930.1520AB