Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1896

GUSN

GUSN-48752

Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Cream satin ground w/ printed purple velvet sprays. A=Bodice - drawstring scooped neckline w/ small thread loops all around; puffed short sleeves w/ gathered cuffs; V-shaped silk tulle gathered at necline & waist; pointed waist at front. Pleated waistband; boned; lined w/ taffeta & cotton; back hook & eye closure. 4 satin bow tassels w/ tulle rosettes at back center waist; twill ribbon belt at inside waist. B=Skirt - satin & velvet panels lined w/ satin; center front opening revealing taffeta & tulle underskirt. Silk twill waistband backed w/ cotton twill; box pleats at back; snap closure at back w/ hook & eye at waist; train w/ pleated & ruched dust ruffle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
stitching
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
floral patterns
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Hand Stitched
Spray
Velvet
Tulle
Taffeta
DRESS

Inscription

Printed on inside belt of bodice: ""J.E. Chapman/Roxbury"". Gold lettering found at two locations on belt.

Additional Identification Number

1972.156 A
1972.156 A&B

Maker

Chapman, J. E. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Roxbury, MA, USA

Accession Number

1972.157AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)