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Cream and pale blue striped taffeta, floral chine in pinks, blues and green; Bodice (A) - V-neckline with turned collar, dotted net insert with pale blue satin bow; dotted net Bertha collar with lace ruffle; short puffed sleeves with ruffled lace undersleeves; pointed waist with pale blue silk yoke; V-back, pleated bodice has floor length panel, stitched pleats, with 2 decorative buttons with portrait of woman in 18th c. dress; boned; lined with silk twill with hooks and eye at back; effect of bodice and skirt together is 18th century robe a la francaise style. Skirt (B) - matching skirt has box pleats at front, with cream chiffon with several net flounces inset at center front; hook and eye closure at back; fully lined with taffeta; weighted hem; dust ruffle of pleated satin and chiffon.
evening dresses (garments)
Robe a la francaise
On bodice waistband: ""P. BARROIN/394 Rue St. Honore/Paris"" Stamped on hook: ""NICHOLLS""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Barroin, P. (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman