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CORSET COVER (CHEMISETTE)

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CORSET COVER (CHEMISETTE)

Made by: Boue Soeurs

Currently in storage


About this object

Corset Cover / Chemisette of cream silk net with a band of elastic in the bottom hem of the cover. The Chemisette had a center panel of net in slightly darker shade. In the center of the panel is a needle point figure of a woman with flowers looking at a swan on a background in a cut out of the net. Below the figure and extended upward on either side are embroidered flowers, leaves, and vines of cotton floss, a small pink rose, a large pink rose, and green leaves. To the left and right of the panel are 1 ¼” vertical bands of net with horizontal pleats of netting in groups of seven. A band of netting runs horizontally along the top of the panel to which the silk flowers and ribbon are attached, and features vertical pleats of netting in groups of seven. Both above and below the panel are strips of tan lace with a floral motif. Two ½” blue silk ribbon straps are at top.

Category:
costume accessories
Object name:
CORSET COVER (CHEMISETTE)
Made from:
silk --cotton --elastic --metal
Date made:
1900-1920
Size:
17 in. L., 17 in. W

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2014.10.18
Signature marks:
LABEL Boue Soeurs—Paris / New York 73 Ave. Champs-Elysees 13 West 56th St.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973