SUIT

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1915-1919

GUSN

GUSN-73660

Description

Brown silk with silk lining printed with gold lattice palm fonds with round floral medallions; Jacket (A) - Single breasted; V-neckline; double collar of white voile over brown silk; long sleeves with 3 self covered buttons at cuff; flared skirt, longer points at sides; 4 self-covered buttons at front; decorative buttons at waist and back; buttons and collar embroider with purple dot; Dress (B) - matching; ankle length; V-neckline with cream net chemisette with scalloped edged collar; 2nd (dress) collar of brown silk, with bands of open work; bodice has panel with 2 rows of small buttons, which overlaps boned bodice lining of white taffeta; long sleeves, gathered at band at cuff; lace undersleeve matches chemisette collar; pleated black satin belt with decorative buckle and bow at center back; overskirt with cut away and open center front; 2 sashes of brown silk at back; hook and eye and snap closure at front and waist.

Details

Descriptive Terms

suits (main garments)
stitching
machine-made
printing (process)
silk (textile)
Art Nouveau
day (time of day)
Japanese
lattices
floral patterns
stylization
Women's clothing
Silk
Transfer Printed
Hand Stitched
Art Nouveau
Japanese
Day Wear
Lattice
Geometric Floral
Medallion
Daywear
SUIT

Inscription

Woven label in jacket (A) lining: ""MARY O'BRIEN""/2 lions & eagle above banner - banner reads:""VIRTUE LIBERTY INDEPENDENCE/ BOSTON"" Printed label on Dress shields: ""SHORT FLAP""/pair of wings above ""O M O""/3/ ODORLESS NO RUBBER/wash in warm water, adding a few Drops of ammonia. Dry at room temperature/ and keep shields away from hot surfaces./When dry smooth with moderately hot iron./Guarantee Expires February 1923.""

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.6048A-B

Maker

O'Brien, Mary (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6048AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)