Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1882-1883

GUSN

GUSN-53085

Description

Black corded silk with black cut velvet and black lace over white corded silk panel; standing collar - black at back, white at front; "lapels" of black velvet with gauze ground with white corded silk underneath; round white and black silk covered buttons at center front; basque style; long fitted sleeves with velvet/gauze cuffs; pleated peplum; black cotton twill lining; no boning; collar and cuffs lined with tulle. Skirt (B)= matching black corded silk with same inset panel at front of black lace and velvet with gauze over white corded silk; 3 black gros grain bows along panel; fabric poufed and draped at back, with box pleats at hem; bustle - 4 pairs of ties (one is actually a drawstring); dust ruffle; hook and eye closure at waist; one button at back; cartridge pleats at back. Taffeta lining (3/4) with black crinoline at bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
stitching
gauze
machine-made
velvet (fabric weave)
cord (fiber product)
silk (textile)
mourning
floral patterns
Dress
Women's clothing
Silk
Velvet
Gauze
Corded
Hand Stitched
Basque
Floral
Mourning
Dress

Additional Identification Number

1942.628A&B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Thompson Sawyer

Accession Number

1942.628AB