A beautiful simple gown. Silk moire ballgown with metallic gold appliqued hem border 1860. It would be pretty for a wedding dress today :) http://ladyamcal.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/19th-century-clothing-photos-historical-fiction/
Dress, ca. 1880. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties.
GENT'S FOUR PIECE FORMAL COURT SUIT, c. 1820. Coat & breeches of dark brown cut/uncut velvet to blue satin ground; coat embroidered in polychrome silk large scale florals, gold metallic cord & crimped foil flowers, 20th C. Maltese cross paste insignia (WHY?) coat collar & original cuffs removed.