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Black corded silk; with embroidered with stylized floral and scroll in black; V-neckline with cream lace turned down collar; tucks at shoulder with embroidered ribbon drawn through at front and back; ribbon has black silk ball tassel; boned bodice, 3/4 (black corded) sleeves with turned back cuff, decorative oval button, and black chiffon and net under sleeve with embroidered cuff trimmed with white net; embroidered panel at front of bodice; self- belt with large decorative oval buckle (hook and eye closure) at left side; skirt has front and back side panels of black crepe; bottom of panels embroidered with large square of floral medallion with braid in vermiculate pattern, in background; pointed train; full lined with black taffeta.
cord (fiber product)
Woven label on waistband: ""Mary O'Brien/Boston"" Dress shields printed with ""O/Adelaide""/2 griffins holding shield above banner which reads ""Jordan Marsh Company/Warranted""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
O'Brien, Mary (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
Massachusetts (United States)