Black Two Piece Dress with Lace

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Two Piece Dress with Lace

Date: 1900

Description: Black silk bodice and skirt with wool trim and lace with embroidery on bodice. The lace is tan with pink and green embroidery, and sections of it are underlaid with light green silk. The bodice has rows of pintucks and the center front has a section of embroidered net. The skirt has three tiers and a ruffle inside the hem. There are three different selvedges on the black fabrics, so possibly three different fabrics, but very well matched.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2020008

Title

Black Two Piece Dress with Lace

Description

Black silk bodice and skirt with wool trim and lace with embroidery on bodice. The lace is tan with pink and green embroidery, and sections of it are underlaid with light green silk. The bodice has rows of pintucks and the center front has a section of embroidered net. The skirt has three tiers and a ruffle inside the hem. There are three different selvedges on the black fabrics, so possibly three different fabrics, but very well matched.

Date

1900

Subject

Clothing and Dress.

Extent

Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Shanti Fowler-Puja 2020-02-06

Color Main

Color Secondary

Closure Placement

Collar

Sleeve Type

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Length

Chest

36

Waist

24

Center Front Length

40
18.5

Center Back Length

18.5
44.5

Hem Circumference

128

Underarm to Waist

9.25

Measurements Other

18 (sleeve length)

All Measurements

Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)

Donor

Maine Maritime Museum

Date Earliest

1900

Gender

Classification

clothing

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

There is a stain on the front of the skirt. The inside of the bodice has been altered and the fabric is tearing. The fabric has worn away at the ends of some of the boning. The pink and green embroidery and fabric is significantly faded, and the green silk has tears. Overall in good condition.

Storage Location

I5

Work Type

Citation

“Black Two Piece Dress with Lace,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 14, 2024, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6299.