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1860s embroidered pale lilac silk gauze Time Traveler Antiques
Lovely Civil War Era Embroidered Lilac Silk Gauze Gown
At the Met: I'm racking my brain on this one. Is it a pelerine or is the bodice constructed with it as an exaggerated bertha? I've so got some one to make this for.
Image 1 of 2: 1854–56; British, silk. Length at CB (a): 21 in. (53.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 44 in. (111.8 cm)
Morning dress civil war era
Checked cotton dress, American, 1840-45.
Dress (Ball Gown) Date: late 1860s Culture: European Medium: silk, cotton. www.metmuseum.org...
American House Cap (circa 1860) made of silk. An earlier version of the cap worn by ladies when relaxing at home. This one is delicately embroidered and adorned with a ribbon
Dress 1860s, French, Made of cotton
~c1889 Embroidered Pale Blue Silk Reception Gown~
Dress Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 1979.346.97a–c Metropolitan Museum of Art
Adrianna Papell Lace Fit & Flare Dress
ca. 1860. This is so similar to the dress I just received from Kay Gnagey!
Dress Date: 1860s Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1941 Accession Number: C.I.41.170.3a–c