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Bodice/jacket (A) - Black satin, boned bodice, with cream lace chemisette; high boned collar, with 2 small velvet bows; bodice lined with cream taffeta; long sleeves of black silk lace (honeycomb pattern); trimmed with black ball fringe at cuffs; sleeves lined with cream chiffon with lace cuffs; black lace jacket with pointed lapels; large flowers alternate with serpentine band; open front; sides have black lace honeycomb patterned insert (same as sleeves); all edges trimmed with black silk ball fringe. SKIRT (B) - black satin; smooth front and back; flared skirt; padded hem; no decoration; snap closure at center back.
Woven yellow label in bodice waistband: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre/Parc Monceau/Paris""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
A Monteil (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman