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Dress in (Historical) Style

A collection of historical costumes.

Gold silk dress (back detail, evening bodice), French, ca. 1865. Label: "Mme. Marguerite Robes, 6 rue de Miromenil, Paris"

Gold silk dress (side view, day bodice), French, ca. 1865. Label: "Mme. Marguerite Robes, 6 rue de Miromenil, Paris"

Philadelphia Museum of Art Woman's Dress (Robe à l'anglaise) with Zone Front Made in United States c. 1785-93 Artist/maker unknown, American? Indian export fine cotton plain weave with silver foil embroidery in stem and satin stitches; silk satin; sized fine cotton plain weave Center back length: 61 inches (154.9 cm) Waist: 22 inches (55.9 cm)

BLACK LACE TEA GOWN, c. 1905 2 piece black Chantilly lace over ivory silk, lace appliqued w/ black velvet art nouveau designs, bodice front w/ cream lace appliques, shaped inset waist band, skirt slightly trained, double flounced hem, B 36", W 22", Skirt L 42"-48", (silk bodice lining shattering, split at top front high neck, several holes in lace, esp. back bodice)

BEADED SILK WEDDING GOWN, 1870s Cream silk satin bodice & trained bustle skirt, white crystal beading on bodice & CF skirt panel, self-fabric pleated fans on skirt sides, fan shape train, B 31", W 24", Skirt L 34"-66", (beaded trim on bodice torn, minor bead damage on skirt) good.

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PARIS YELLOW SILK PROMENADE DRESS, c. 1868 2 piece daffodil yellow & goldenrod faille, self-fabric half-circles alternating w/ pleated half-circles bound w/ yellow silk satin bands & trimmed w/ hand-made blonde bobbin lace (lace needs re-tacking in places), skirt w/ satin bows & trim,white muslin & silk bodice linings, "Robes & Confections Merlot Larcheveque 21 Boulevard des Capuchines", incl. white linen petticoat, B 41", W 26.5", front skirt L 43", back L 67", Hem C 194",

IVORY LAWN & LACE TEAGOWN, c. 1905 Pin-tucked cotton woven w/ serpentine-dot pattern, embroidered lace inserts at waist & short sleeves, Val lace trim, trained skirt, ivory China silk lining, B 40", W 30", L 63"- 76", (silk ribbons missing from insertion lace, few tiny brown spots CF bodice, CF hooks & eyes loose) excellent. Brooklyn Museum

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MOTHER & DAUGHTER LINGERIE BUSTLE GOWNS, 1870s Both white cotton gauze w/ vertical ruched bands alternating w/ Val lace, jackets fitted w/ long sleeves, skirts w/ overskirt: mother's has fitted open front jacket, 2 underskirts & 1 lace trimmed overskirt, B 36", Jacket CB L 20", W 24", Skirt L 38"-47", (overskirt w/ holes & tears, missing bottom flounces) good; child's jacket w/ CB buttons, skirt w/ attached overskirt,