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Ribbed silk visiting dress with pelerine, ca. 1865. Three-piece chestnut satin with woven gold horizontal rib. Bodice with silk-covered faux front buttons over hook & eye closures, straight bottom, sleeve. Matching pelerine with scrolling leaf pattern soutache in chestnut with striped brown and white. Skirt pleated at waist for fullness, glazed cotton lining. Whitaker Auctions

Ribbed silk visiting dress with pelerine, ca. 1865. Three-piece chestnut satin with woven gold horizontal rib. Bodice with silk-covered faux front buttons over hook & eye closures, straight bottom, sleeve. Matching pelerine with scrolling leaf pattern soutache in chestnut with striped brown and white. Skirt pleated at waist for fullness, glazed cotton lining. Whitaker Auctions

Day Dress (with Pelerine): ca. 1850's, two flounces stitched to the silk undershirt, three flounces on the skirt, fabric is "a la disposition," with the pelerine removed as well as the pagoda sleeves, the dress serves as a ball gown, embellished in pleated silk ribbon and lace, bodice lined with polished cotton.

Day Dress (with Pelerine): ca. 1850's, two flounces stitched to the silk undershirt, three flounces on the skirt, fabric is "a la disposition," with the pelerine removed as well as the pagoda sleeves, the dress serves as a ball gown, embellished in pleated silk ribbon and lace, bodice lined with polished cotton.

"Pelerine, ca. 1855-1860. Pelerines created a smooth, sloped shoulder-line, a desirable silhouette throughout much of the 19th century. Usually cut with a high-neck, pelerines were often made of the same fabric as the dress worn underneath. Trimmings usually consisted of coordinating ribbon, self-fabric bias or simple piping."

"Pelerine, ca. 1855-1860. Pelerines created a smooth, sloped shoulder-line, a desirable silhouette throughout much of the 19th century. Usually cut with a high-neck, pelerines were often made of the same fabric as the dress worn underneath. Trimmings usually consisted of coordinating ribbon, self-fabric bias or simple piping."

1855-1860 Matching dress and pelerine. White cotton dress with printed design of purple horizontal stripes alternating with vines of ivy also in purple. The dress is high waisted with a full length skirt, off-the-shoulder neckline, gathered bodice, and short sleeves. The sleeves have double ruffle at end. Pelerine in matching fabric.

1855-1860 Matching dress and pelerine. White cotton dress with printed design of purple horizontal stripes alternating with vines of ivy also in purple. The dress is high waisted with a full length skirt, off-the-shoulder neckline, gathered bodice, and short sleeves. The sleeves have double ruffle at end. Pelerine in matching fabric.

Graceful 1860's Paisley Print Challis Dress & Matching Pelerine Collar.  Red & teal blue paisley stripe on cream background.  Pagoda sleeve & pelerine trimmed in silk fringe.  Cartridge pleated skirt, lined in cotton. Pelerine lined in cotton.  Front button closure.  Bust; 34"; waist: 28'; skirt length: 40", hemline width: 124". A few pea sized surface only holes, very light underarm discoloration, & few scattered age marks.

Graceful 1860's Paisley Print Dress & Matching Pelerine Collar

Graceful 1860's Paisley Print Challis Dress & Matching Pelerine Collar. Red & teal blue paisley stripe on cream background. Pagoda sleeve & pelerine trimmed in silk fringe. Cartridge pleated skirt, lined in cotton. Pelerine lined in cotton. Front button closure. Bust; 34"; waist: 28'; skirt length: 40", hemline width: 124". A few pea sized surface only holes, very light underarm discoloration, & few scattered age marks.

This tan silk taffeta pelerine dates from the 1860s, possibly the late 1850s. It has a cream and gold fancy woven ribbon edge, with brown silk fringe along the edges and covering the join of the ribbon to the silk. It is lined in a lightweight cotton. There are no closures.

This tan silk taffeta pelerine dates from the 1860s, possibly the late 1850s. It has a cream and gold fancy woven ribbon edge, with brown silk fringe along the edges and covering the join of the ribbon to the silk. It is lined in a lightweight cotton. There are no closures.

(4/6) c. 1860 Evening Gown of Graige Color Shot Taffetas and Brocade with Detachable Pagoda Sleeves and Original Pelerine!t   $ 2,650. SOLD on LAYAWAY  at Antique Dress.com

(4/6) c. 1860 Evening Gown of Graige Color Shot Taffetas and Brocade with Detachable Pagoda Sleeves and Original Pelerine!t $ 2,650. SOLD on LAYAWAY at Antique Dress.com

Original sheer silk dress/ballgown back view (shown with matching pelerine) From The Graceful Lady (http://thegracefullady.com/civilwargowns/originals_sheergowns.htm)

Original sheer silk dress/ballgown back view (shown with matching pelerine) From The Graceful Lady (http://thegracefullady.com/civilwargowns/originals_sheergowns.htm)

Victorian Dress, Evening Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Beatrice Collins, 1973