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Vibrant Purple Silk Taffeta Skirt with Matching Fichu from the late 19th Century

Find It, Own It, Love It! Interest Free Payment Plans Available Vibrant Purple Silk Taffeta Skirt with Matching Fichu from the late 19th Century Deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cond

Robe de bal. En deux parties. Top: Grand Bateauausschnitt. Longue train. Taffetas de soie doublure, tulle. Vers 1850 - 1860

Dress, two pieces, ca. 1890. Gray silk taffeta bodice with collar & shoulder insets of flocked green silk. Collar, front, & cuffs have heavy cut steel decorations. Sixteen cut steel buttons fasten in front. Gray taffeta skirt with front inset with piece of green flocked silk. Remainder of skirt is gray taffeta with 4 rows of pinked frills at hem. Small bustle at back with bustle pad at waist. Killerton House Museum via National Trust Collections (UK)

A fabulous original circa 1869 lady’s vibrant pink silk taffeta and black silk velvet striped two piece bustled promenade gown.  Private Auction

~Circa 1877 Mourning dress in two pieces (front), black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing~ via gdfalksen.com.

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1860s Rust and Cream Plaid Silk Taffeta Dress

Sarah Urhry's gown, coveted by Lucy... 1860s Rust and Cream Plaid Silk Taffeta Dress

Day dress, Mary Worley, St. Paul, MN (attr.), ca. 1875. Blue & teal silk taffeta in one piece. Apron-draped bodice with center front self-button closure, Sleeves are full length, two-piece coat sleeves with box pleated cuffs. Hem of bodice apron is Van Dyked (dagged). Minnesota Historical Society

Light pink striped silk taffeta robe à la française with attached stomacher, French, c. 1765-80. Light pink silk taffeta, woven with multicolored shaded stripes in dark pinks, medium greens, grey, and yellow (French); bodice and sleeves lined with coarse grayish-white plain weave linen; cuffs lined with white plain weave wool flannel; stitched in pink silk thread; two original metal eyes on stomacher panels.

Purple velvet-figured and watered silk two-piece dress, 1884. The tightly fitted bodice has encased boning; it buttons down the front with 18 steel-studded pearl buttons. The back bustle with puffed drapery creates the proper silhouette. This dress was made by Mrs. Harriet Theresa Barrington Randall for her daughter, Caroline Amelia (1861-1944) to wear when she married William Rush Kelly in Blackville, SC on January 2, 1884. From the collections of the Charleston Museum