Two dresses from the Edwardian era: an intricately decorated Indian ball gown with colored silk and metal thread embroidery and a gray faille and lace gown with bow detail at the back

Two dresses from the Edwardian era: an intricately decorated Indian ball gown with colored silk and metal thread embroidery and a gray faille and lace gown with bow detail at the back. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.

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possibly modified in early Silk taffeta in cinnamon brocade figured with ivory floral sprays. Bodice has low curved basque in front and broad pleats in back, is edged in ruffled pleats

Spitalfields Sack-Back

Robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's) remodeled Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe, with gently curving flower and leaf meanders, trimmed with tufted silks and corded wire loops.

Dress (European) ca. 1877 silk

Dress, black with beige lace Date: 1877 Culture: European Medium: silk Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Dress

Stunning 1860-1870s dress, 3 pieces with soutache braid and eyelet trim, back bustle.

Antique Brown and Cream dolls Dress. dress, 3 pieces with soutache braid and eyelet trim, back bustle. Lovely for a china or papier-mâché doll. 17 ½” from front neck to hem.

Dress, American (attributed), 1870-79. Deep blue silk taffeta and velvet. Standing collar, inset velvet and taffeta ruffles at front. Skirt: front pleating, velvet trim, bustle back. Kent State Univ.

Dress, Deep blue silk taffeta and velvet. Standing collar, inset velvet and taffeta ruffles at front. Skirt: front pleating, velvet trim, bustle back.

Day dress ca. 1861-62. Two pieces. Bodice has round neckline, pagoda sleeves, and front closure with 12 buttons. Skirt comprises 8 panels with small ruffle at hem. Musée Galliera

Day dress, circa Two pieces. Bodice has round neckline, pagoda sleeves, and front closure with 12 buttons. Skirt comprises 8 panels with small ruffle at hem. Via Musée Galliera.

A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the Sign In to see what this sold for A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash, (3)

A green watered silk formal gown, circa the Sign In to see what this sold for A green watered silk formal gown, circa the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash,

Centennial ball gown, ca. 1876. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half 18th century half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning petersham, retains original sleeves. Petticoat was remade into bustle shape. Pale peach taffeta hand-embroidered with ivory silk floss medallions. Some of them were cut out of extra fabric and appliquéd as borders around the neckline and sleeves. Vintage Textile

Centennial ball gown, ca. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half century half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning petersham, retains original sleeves.

Walking suit, early 1880’s Paris, (with Jacket) Kent State University Museum

Check out the amazing asymmetrical jacket! Walking suit, early Paris, (with Jacket) Kent State University Museum

"Something for Sophronia herself to wear" 1850-1852 Evening Dress  The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Finishing School

Evening dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 1920 Accession Number: b

1852, America  Silk ball gown Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection

Ball Gown American c. 1852 Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection at the FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

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