Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1835-1840

GUSN

GUSN-33900

Description

A = overdress; B = underskirt; off-white cotton ground printed with floral trail with aubergine stems and outline; lavender flowers and berries. High neckline; bishop sleeves with smocking at armscye; gathered at wirst. Cuffs have pointed scalloped ruffle (of same dress fabric); smocking at front waist; cartridge pleats all around. Piping at waist; same scalloped edge along center front (as on cuffs); bodice is boned at back side princess seam. Bodice is lined with white cotton; inner waist with hook & eye closure with additional linen tape ties attached inside at sides. Hook & eye closure hidden beneath scallops of center front and stop just below hip. Inner waist hook & eye closure has been added to -- note addition of linen to original cotton. Underskirt (B) = white cotton densely gathered at waist; two tucks at hem; center front panel tucked to waist.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
Dress
Dress

Additional Identification Number

1931.307 B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Weld Faucon

Accession Number

1931.307AB