Black Embossed Velvet Bodice with Beading

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Embossed Velvet Bodice with Beading

Description: ; Black embossed velvet Bodice with collar and beaded sleeves Rounded sleeve cuffs with large beaded detail divided by ropey trim. Beaded detail echoes velvet embossing. High neckline (high collar, folded over). Thirteen beaded buttons down center front, possibly with wood base. Darts at waist. Tail in back, may have been taken in. Velvet embossing is floral (flowers like poinsettia). Much evidence of hand stitching/repairs. Paneled back.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2010002

Title

Black Embossed Velvet Bodice with Beading

Description

; Black embossed velvet Bodice with collar and beaded sleeves Rounded sleeve cuffs with large beaded detail divided by ropey trim. Beaded detail echoes velvet embossing. High neckline (high collar, folded over). Thirteen beaded buttons down center front, possibly with wood base. Darts at waist. Tail in back, may have been taken in. Velvet embossing is floral (flowers like poinsettia). Much evidence of hand stitching/repairs. Paneled back.

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

31 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 19 inches (center front length), 32 inches (center back length),

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Sharon Scoble, Alyssa Cowley, Emily Leimkuhler 3/3/2010

Color Main

Chest

31

Waist

25

Center Front Length

19

Center Back Length

32

All Measurements

31 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 19 inches (center front length), 32 inches (center back length),

Donor

Marcia Goldman Widenor

References

Stella Blum, Harper's Bazaar 1867-1898, 1974, p. 80, 88, 99

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

Some tearing under arms, beading fragile (some buttons falling apart), button interfacing tearing. Signs of hand mending.

Storage Location

O1

Work Type

Pattern

Citation

“Black Embossed Velvet Bodice with Beading,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1210.