ENSEMBLE

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1903-1909

GUSN

GUSN-73457

Description

Green/black patterned irridescent silk taffeta with geometric stylized floral sprays (Oriental flavor); Bodice A) - cream silk chemisette with high boned collar, and embroidered with silver metallic thread highlighting peacock eyes and border; boned white satin bodice lining; "vest" effect of green patterned silk, with 3 straps over shoulder, horizontal straps with serpentine strap at front and around back; green/black net beneath "vest", and also used on sleeves at shoulder and cuffs; same strapwork on sleeves; white lace undersleeves; decorative black velvet buttons; snap and hook & eye closure at back; Skirt (B) - matching skirt - gathered at waist; waist lined with wide black grosgrain ribbon; band of strapwork with black velvet buttons (same as bodice) at hips; with flounce of green net below; slight train; back has panel of patterned silk from waist to hem, with green net insets; hook and eye and snaps at waist; weight band at front, inside, at strapwork. Collar (C): green net with black velvet trim and rosette - similar to cuffs; hook and eye.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ensembles (costume)
stitching
machine-made
net (textile)
satin
silk (textile)
Orientalism
Women's clothing
Silk
Satin
Net
Hand Stitched
Oriental
ENSEMBLE

Inscription

Woven label in bodice waistband: ""Callot Soeurs/Paris""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.5092

Maker

Callot Soeurs (Maker)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5092A-C