YELLOW SILK PROMENADE DRESS & HAT, c. 1900 2-piece dress & hat: yellow figured silk bodice, cream lace yoke & high neck, black lace applied bands, white chiffon w/ black velvet ribbon shoulder scarf, yellow silk faille skirt w/ black velvet ribbon trim, black straw hat w/ cloth flowers & silkribbon, B 32", W 23", Skirt L 42"-47", (light stains on skirt, waistband unstitched at CB) very good.
Afternoon Dress, ca. 1907-8. Black silk faille, cream raw silk, net, black and white lace. From 1907-11, dresses with short sleeves over fitted, sheer, pleated ones, with sheer fabric at the neck, were all the rage. Enormous hats were popular until about 1912.
All w/ original trim & side ribbons: 1 1850s ivory silk drawn bonnet w/ beige velvet & pink cloth roses; 1 white straw w/ brocaded back skirt trimmed w/ lace, cloth flowers around brim; 1 black horsehair w/ straw pinstripe, black lace skirt, pink cloth flowers; very good-excellent.
Dinner dress, Mrs. Clow, Banbury, England, ca. 1895. Cream and black lace, silk, sequins, & tulle, all handworked. Pocket in skirt. Back of train has cord with which the wearer could lift & carry it. Antique-Gown