LOT 550 BEETLE WING and METALLIC EMBROIDERED DRESS, 1860s.
2-piece white organdy embroidered with silver metallic floral vines, the petals and leaves of emerald green and sapphire blue appliqued beetle wings, bodice having tiny, rounded collar, long scalloped sleeve and hem with green edging, double full skirt with three green edged scalloped and ruffled bands over a fully decorated underskirt tucked into four wide bands. B-36, W-34, overskirt L-45, underskirt L-52. (Bodice lacking closures, minor losses, some loose wings, several spots on back of one sleeve, very faint stain on back, hidden 2-inch hole beneath fold in underskirt, few small holes in skirt, possibly missing a sash) good. $7200Read More