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Dress in (Historical) Style

A collection of historical costumes.

Red tartan plaid silk taffeta dress with green fringe, c. late 1860s.

Doublet (c.1580), © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Suit of Gustav II Adolf ca. 1620 From the Royal Armory and Hallwyl Museum

Tudor cloak (c. 1570-90), gloves (1600-30), and hat (1600-10) located in © Museum of London

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)

Dress, France, circa 1780-1785. Embroidered pekin, silk. Inv. 29796 Musees des Tissus et des Arts Decoratifs de Lyon

Dress of Eva Thokoly, from 1620, Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum, Helikon Kiado, foto Dabasi Andras

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

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,

BELLE EPOQUE LACE WEDDING DRESS (1890-1920) 1 piece princess lace on net, high collar w/ bodice flounce, applique pearl band above natural waist, pearls at collar & sleeves, trained skirt w/ hem flounces, B 30", W 25", CF L 63.5", B L 84", (shattered silk lining, some breaks in net) excellent.

TRAINED CREAM LACE TEA GOWN, c. 1906 New York City 1 piece, handmade Battenburg lace & machine made Valenciennes lace inserts, high collar, ruffled lace elbow length sleeves, B 38", W 25", (.5" x 2" hole in brides between Battenburg lace at skirt back, shattered silk taffeta lining) very good. Montclair Historical Society

WORTH PARIS BALLGOWN, c. 1900 2 piece, heavy ivory satin w/ appliques of cream wool challis day lilies decorated w/ gold beads & sequins, Brussels lace bodice trim, B 34", W 22", Skirt Front L 44", Back L 59", (many small splits in satin, waistband & lining replaced mid 20th C) fair-good.

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