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1890s fancy dress gown, ice blue brocaded satin. A 1730s bodice with deep curved front waist, cut high at the back with short tails, and ruffled and gathered blue satin outside sleeves. The front skirt is entirely of 18th century brocade, pleated blue satin band to hem, long blue satin train to rear skirt. Kerry Taylor Auctions

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1804-05 French Evening Dress-front small

1804-05 French Evening Dress - V&A

1804-05 French Evening Dress-front small

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lady's Traveling or Day Dress from about 1880. Consisting of a polonaise bodice and underskirt skirt, it is made of light, soft tan wool (cashmere, I think) trimmed with rich dark brown silk satin. The polonaise bodice is lined with dark brown cotton. Its skirt portion is unlined. The bodice fastens with 14 buttons (missing). It's cuffs are satin with faux lacing and silk tassels.

ORIGINAL INDIAN WARS ERA TRAVELING DRESS c.1880

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lady's Traveling or Day Dress from about 1880. Consisting of a polonaise bodice and underskirt skirt, it is made of light, soft tan wool (cashmere, I think) trimmed with rich dark brown silk satin. The polonaise bodice is lined with dark brown cotton. Its skirt portion is unlined. The bodice fastens with 14 buttons (missing). It's cuffs are satin with faux lacing and silk tassels.

ORIGINAL INDIAN WARS ERA TRAVELING DRESS c.1880

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1875 plaid day dress

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lady's Traveling or Day Dress from about 1880. Consisting of a polonaise bodice…

ORIGINAL INDIAN WARS ERA TRAVELING DRESS c.1880

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Evening dress, ca. 1876 Fashion Museum, Bath 💛💛💛

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Dress 1823 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Brown plaid silk 1850-55 Dress altered; extra scraps saved. Fitted straight waist bodice and skirt gathered to band, originally separate pieces. 1840s bodice had a long pointed cf and long tight fitting sleeves. Now pagoda sleeves worn with white cotton undersleeves. Skirt made of 7 lengths of 23" w silk taffeta, 160" at hem, bound in brown cotton. Bodice lined with brown cotton w 2 bones under the gathers, 1 down the rt cf by brass eyes that hook bodice.

In the Swan's Shadow: Brown plaid silk day dress, 1850-55

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1878 Charles Frederick Work Day Dress.(Image via Philadelphia Museum of Art)

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Day ensemble from 1891 or 1892 with tartan skirt.

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Black and blue wool plaid and black velvet afternoon dress with fringe trim, c. 1881.

LOT 592 WOOL PLAID AFTERNOON DRESS, c. 1881. - whitakerauction

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Dress with day & evening bodices, 1861. Hand-stitched and machine-stitched yellow silk taffeta with cotton lining and cashmere or mohair plush & silk cording. Caroline Bolles Cleveland wore this dress to President Lincoln’s inaugural ball in 1861. Connecticut Historical Society

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Afternoon dress ca. 1874–75. White linen batiste with silk machine lace and ivory bows. Top photo: Ernst Moritz. Centraal Museum & Europeana

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Ohhhhh I like this! // silk gown 1817-1821

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1835-1845 American Overcoat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "This nicely tailored overcoat evokes a grand presence representative of its period. This would have been worn by a fashionable gentleman to protect his more delicate suit from the newfound repercussions of industrialization such as engine smoke."

Overcoat | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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18th and 19th Century: Cravat Tying Tips for the Georgian or Regency Gent...

18th and 19th Century: Cravat Tying Tips for the Georgian or Regency Gentleman

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Summer day dress- 1870's ~ GORGEOUS!

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ca. 1880, Royal purple silk taffeta bustled dress. Wedding dress of Anna Malcolm Agnew Davis (Mrs. Cushman K. Davis), attributed to the Christianson sisters, dressmakers of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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White wool cuirass bodice with silk floral embroidery. circa 1879-82.

Wool cuirass bodice | Museum Collections Up Close

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Woman's Dress: Bodice, Skirt and Underbodice Artist/maker unknown, American Date: c. 1850 Silk brocade, cotton/linen lace

Woman's Dress: Bodice, Skirt and Underbodice

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Ball Gown 1865 Wien Museum

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Two-piece dress, 1870s. Striped bronze/gold corded silk and black velvet. Skirt hem, pleated ruffles, cuffs, and bustle back trim of matching black and gold satin. The bodice front inserts, skirt front pleated ruffles, and sweeping back train are ecru silk faille. Boned basque closes in front with crocheted buttons. Bodice interlined with ecru cotton sateen, skirt lined with ecru cotton, and bustle/train stiffened with buckram. Vintage Textile

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Walking dress, Paris, ca. 1880-83. Silk velvet, silk satin, machine lace. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bustle pouf). The complex draping of the overskirt creates the classic bustle silhouette which was hugely popular in the 1880s. This silhouette required an undergarment support provided by metal bustles or thick, voluminous pads filled with horsehair or cotton. This fullness made the waist look smaller. Mint Museum

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Day dress, Britain, 1885. Printed cotton stitched onto cotton foundation skirt. Basqued bodice falls over cascade of drapery to create bustled silhouette. Dresses usually comprised separate pieces arranged onto foundation skirt. Here, pleated ruffles machine-sewn onto front panel of skirt to give impression of multi-layered garment. Swathe of fabric at top of skirt, “scarf drapery,” created simulated overskirt when pulled up & pleated into side seams. Victoria & Albert Museum

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