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Dress - late 1830s to early 1840s Gold figured silk dress - internal padding, banded sleeves, hem is 6" wide, closure of 12 brass hooks and eyes and one metal snap, bodice is lined with brown cotton muslin and sleeves are lined with a finer cotton of the same brown. ATHM

Grand Wedding Gown from Paris, 1883. one-piece ivory silk faille having boned polonaise bodice with 3/4 sleeve trimmed in heavy chenille fringe with white beads. Closed on front with hooks and eyes and 10 ivory buttons. Underskirt draped in angled wide pleats over rows of ruffles comprised of pointed pleats, train edged in pleated ruffles and lace. Stiffened underskirt and attached bustle pad."Robes & Manteaux * Mme Biasse & Co. * Rue St-Honoré 398 Paris." antique-gown.com

Portrait of Countess Anna von Hallwyl, 1865 by Boutibonne. Dress, 1865 by W. W. Ullberg & Comp. (See comments below for links to portrait and dress)

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Evening dress

Evening dress 1807-1811 Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn

Ball gown House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: 1898 Culture: French Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal

NAME: Jane - PERIOD: 1877-1879. Ball dress in shantung silk trimmed with cotton lace, flounces, silk thread embroideries made by hand and ribbons.