Black Bodice with Tan Lace

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Bodice with Tan Lace

Date: 1900-1909

Description: ; I. Black silk crepe, black silk lining, black cotton net, black silk embroidery, tan cotton lace, tan cotton netting, metal hooks, bars, and eyes, boning, silk tassels remnants of dark brown gauze II. Natural waisted, high-collared, drop-armscyed bodice III. Tan net high-neck collar with pin-tuck detailing, trimmed in tan lace and boned throughout, tan pin-tucked net forms trapezoidal chest piece; two large panels of silk embroidery on black net comem from over shoulder to form low v in front, trimmed with three silk tassels in the center and one on either shoulder, lace falls down over dropped shoulder; dropped armscye shirred outside of 3/4 sleeve, trimmed in black silk lace and tan net and lace; silk of bodice gathered into pleats at center front waist; lace panels continue down on the back side to form an identical v-shape; back neck mimics the front with a similar trapezoidal panel of netting; opens down center back with a row of hook and eyes; silk gathered into pleats at center back waist; silk waistband; boning throughout bodice; two eyes on either inside sideseam; netting on inside perhaps former lining - now cut or worn away, still visible at waist seam and center back seams

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2010006

Title

Black Bodice with Tan Lace

Description

; I. Black silk crepe, black silk lining, black cotton net, black silk embroidery, tan cotton lace, tan cotton netting, metal hooks, bars, and eyes, boning, silk tassels remnants of dark brown gauze II. Natural waisted, high-collared, drop-armscyed bodice III. Tan net high-neck collar with pin-tuck detailing, trimmed in tan lace and boned throughout, tan pin-tucked net forms trapezoidal chest piece; two large panels of silk embroidery on black net comem from over shoulder to form low v in front, trimmed with three silk tassels in the center and one on either shoulder, lace falls down over dropped shoulder; dropped armscye shirred outside of 3/4 sleeve, trimmed in black silk lace and tan net and lace; silk of bodice gathered into pleats at center front waist; lace panels continue down on the back side to form an identical v-shape; back neck mimics the front with a similar trapezoidal panel of netting; opens down center back with a row of hook and eyes; silk gathered into pleats at center back waist; silk waistband; boning throughout bodice; two eyes on either inside sideseam; netting on inside perhaps former lining - now cut or worn away, still visible at waist seam and center back seams

Date

1900-1909

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

37 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 16 inches (center front length), 17 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

Chloë, Leksi 4/28/10

Color Main

Chest

37

Waist

26

Center Front Length

16

Center Back Length

17

All Measurements

37 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 16 inches (center front length), 17 inches (center back length),

Donor

Marcia Goldman Widenor

Date Earliest

1900

Date Latest

1909

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

excellent

Condition Description

Slight discoloration on lace collar; All lace and tassels intact; minimal fraying around fastening.

Storage Location

O4

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Black Bodice with Tan Lace,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1214.