Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1889-1890

GUSN

GUSN-33967

Description

Green satin brocaded w/ palm trees in brown & gold w/ embroidered green velvet trim. Bodice = A - green velvet standing band collar w/ feathers; metallic braid & green glass beads. Blouson front, placket hooks at left shoulder & green taffeta "vest" w/ hook & eye front closure; boned, pointed front & back. Velvet leg o' mutton sleeves embroidered w/ silver metallic coils in trilobed motif. Sides of sleeves have cutwork w/ metallic net inserted and trimmed w/ copper, metal, gold threads & beads in scrolling, stylized floral motif. Cuffs have yellow gros-grain ribbon liner. Skirt = B - matching skirt w/ front inserted panel of green velvet w/ same embroidery & cutwork as bodice sleeves. Rest of skirt is of green brocade; panels trimmed w/ green feathers (like collar) w/ ruffle at hem. Slight train w/ gathers at back to be hooked onto bodice back; underskirt of green taffeta w/ boned bar & elastic ties for bustle. Taffeta dust ruffle; overskirt takced in place w/ black ribbon at back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
brocade (textile)
embroidering
stitching
machine-made
thread
metallic (color attribute)
satin
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
floral patterns
stylization
trees
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Brocade
Velvet
Hand Stitched
Embroidered
Tree
Geometric Floral
Fiddle Thread
DRESS

Inscription

Stamped ""NICHOLLS"" on hooks at skirt back.

Additional Identification Number

1931.586 A

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1931.586AB