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Black crepe, over black satin lining with black lace; high boned cream lace collar with ivory satin piping and lace yoke; black lace bands extend from shoulder to hem at front and back; with lace ruffles at shoulder; long sleeves of black lace with cream lace undersleeve and trim; boned inner bodice of black taffeta; jet bead at front and back at waist, in shape of "x" or butterfly with beaded fringe; 2 tucks at hem; satin lining has pleated ruffle; hook and eye closure center front; tape tie at waist of lining; addition of black taffeta, gathered for fullness, at left and right front, at chest; loops and pearl buttons and cuffs.
Woven label on waistband: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre Parc Monceau/Paris""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
A Monteil (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman