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A grey moire taffeta ball gown trimmed with pink  Sign In to see what this sold for  A grey moire taffeta ball gown trimmed with pink silk, circa 1870, with pointed front bodice, the polonaised skirt draped and cascading from the back, (2)      Condition report  apron-like over skirt which is made of grey organza is very frayed and torn, brown water marks to moire skirt which is revealed below

A grey moire taffeta ball gown trimmed with pink Sign In to see what this sold for A grey moire taffeta ball gown trimmed with pink silk, circa 1870, with pointed front bodice, the polonaised skirt draped and cascading from the back, (2) Condition report apron-like over skirt which is made of grey organza is very frayed and torn, brown water marks to moire skirt which is revealed below

Standard warnings and caveats apply: Just because it's white or ivory does not necessarily make it a wedding gown.        MOIRE ...

Standard warnings and caveats apply: Just because it's white or ivory does not necessarily make it a wedding gown. MOIRE ...

Afternoon Dress: ca. 1908-1910, French (probably), cotton, silk. "Irish crochet lace was very popular in the Belle Époque not only for trim but also for full garments such as this one. Its three-dimensionality gives a particularly interesting textural effect. This example employs not only three-dimensional floral motifs but actual pendant flowers that move with the wearer."

Afternoon Dress: ca. 1908-1910, French (probably), cotton, silk. "Irish crochet lace was very popular in the Belle Époque not only for trim but also for full garments such as this one. Its three-dimensionality gives a particularly interesting textural effect. This example employs not only three-dimensional floral motifs but actual pendant flowers that move with the wearer."

Dress, 1865. Purple silk taffeta. Boned bodice closes in front with 7 buttons covered with purple satin. Long sleeves, pleated and gathered front and back. Ruffles at shoulders, wrists and skirt hem.Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Dress, 1865. Purple silk taffeta. Boned bodice closes in front with 7 buttons covered with purple satin. Long sleeves, pleated and gathered front and back. Ruffles at shoulders, wrists and skirt hem.Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Princess Elizabeth, aged about 13. This portrait depicts Elizabeth as studious, and highlights her long fingers, which she was very proud of!

Princess Elizabeth, aged about 13. This portrait depicts Elizabeth as studious, and highlights her long fingers, which she was very proud of!

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