Day Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1855-1857

GUSN

GUSN-47540

Description

Printed gauze with cream windowpane (checked) ground; printed with geometric and floral motifs in blues, brown, pink and green; Dress A - high, piped neckline, darts and princess seam; piping at armscye; bell shaped sleeves ahve tuck near shoulder; epaulets and cuffs trimmed with green and beige silk fringe, and border printed with chevrons and flowers in same colors as above; piping and cartridge pleats all around waist; 2 self rosettes at center front; hook and eye closure at center front; skirt has 3 flounces printed with wider border similar to border at sleeves; piping around each flounce; hook and eye closure is covered with silk covered button placket. Capelet B: Matching capelet has high piped neckline; long lapet ends at front; pointed center back, are trimmed with same fringe and printed border (as used on dress); hook and eye closure; lined with white (cotton) cambric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
gauze
stitching
printing (process)
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
checker pattern
day (time of day)
geometric patterns
floral patterns
summer (season)
Victorian
Women's clothing
Wool
Silk
Hand Stitched
Victorian
Daywear
Walking Wear
Transfer Printed
Geometric Floral
Gauze
Leno Weave
Cotton
Checked
Summer
DRESS

Inscription

Label removed from dress: ""Dress 200+ years old/Miss Couch of Newburyport/Made in France.""

Additional Identification Number

1968.148A&B

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1968.148AB