DRESS

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1915

GUSN

GUSN-73657

Description

Purple & black striped silk; chemisette of cream filet lace w/ rose pattern & double collar extending to point at back. V-neckline; 3/4 sleeves w/ notched cuffs; filet lace undersleeves w/ 3 black velvet bands & bows at cuff; purple & black striped collar w/ pointed extensions which overlap belt & central beadwork applique. Scalloped peplum at back gives effect of vest or jacket; skirt has pointed train; asymmetrical hem/overskirt which drapes to left side w/ hook & eye closure. Box pleats at back; black taffeta lining w/ pocket/ boned bodice is lined w/ white silk; 3 rows of jet beads at sleeves, front "vest" & back of "vest". Central beadwork applique w/ large stylized flower w/ scroll motif; large black faceted buttons; dress shields.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Beaded
Hand Stitched
DRESS

Inscription

Woven label at waistband: ""Mary O'Brien/Boston"".

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Chemisette Accession Number 1969.6049

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6045

Places

Massachusetts (United States)