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Charcoal grey wool; collar of blue and silver metallic lace, with black satin backing; low rounded neckline trimmed with black taffeta; long sleeves trimmed with black taffeta; fullness at waist; self-belt with black frogs; black taffeta sash at back with silk tassels; piping at side panels; center front hook and eye and snap closure; decorative black taffeta buttons at bodice and cuffs.
Woven label on waistband: ""MARY O'BRIEN""/2 lions & eagle above banners which read:""LIBERTY VIRTUE INDEPENDENCE/BOSTON"" Dress shields printed with: ""P/AVONA""/2 griffins holding shield/""JORDAN MARSH COMPANY/WARRANTED/7 4 K""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
O'Brien, Mary (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
Massachusetts (United States)