Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1895-1896

GUSN

GUSN-48753

Description

Three-piece dress, bodice (a), skirt (b), and bow (c). Chartreuse corded silk with pale pink and chartreuse lampas. Bodice (a) broad drawstring neckline with chartreuse piping; exaggerated puffed sleeves of pink and green lampas; lampas woven with abstract swirls and small flowers (recalls bizarre silks of 18th century.) Same lampas inserted at front and at pleated panel; boned; sharply pointed wasp waist (front and back); lace closure at center back; lined with chartreuse taffeta; wool dress shields. Skirt (b) matching; side panels of same lampas; train; chartreuse taffeta dust ruffle; taffeta lining. Fullness held in back with elastic bands attached to lining; cartridge pleats at center back; hook and eye closure. Bow (c) made of the same pale pink and green lampas fabric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cord (fiber product)
stitching
lampas (textile material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
floral patterns
Abstract (fine arts style)
flowers (plants)
Dress
Women's clothing
Silk
Lampas
Taffeta
Hand Stitched
Corded
Flower
Geometric Floral
Dress

Inscription

Stamped on waistband of bodice: ""John Redfern & Sons/242 Rue de Rivoli, Paris"". w/ coat of arms at left & winged bird w/ 2 heads at right of lettering. Stamped on hook: ""NICHOLLS"".

Additional Identification Number

1972.158 B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Object Type

Clothing; Main Garments

Accession Number

1972.158A-C