Corset Cover

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1870-1879

GUSN

GUSN-73532

Description

White cotton; broad drawstring neckline; capped sleeves; neck & sleeves trimmed with scalloped eyelet with fan motif; narrow tucks at neck & sleeves; V-yoke with horizontal bands of eyelet & tucks; 6 self-covered buttons, 7 buttonholes (1 button missing); darts; princess seams; inner cotton waistband.

Details

Descriptive Terms

corset covers
cotton (textile)
eyelets (components)
textiles
stitching
Fancy
fancy dress
evening dresses (garments)
monograms
Women's clothing
Cotton
Monogram
Eyelet
Formal
Fancy
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
CAMISOLE

Inscription

1. ""W"" embroider in red at right front. 2. Handwritten separate piece of paper in file-""old corset covers/of Mere Cots/not marked, but/probably of her trousseau"".

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5164

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