LOT 479 PATTERNED WEAVE and SILK BROCADE GOWN, 1860s.
2-piece emerald green silk woven with blocks and ribs, brocaded with a black floral repeat in ribbed lozenge shapes, pointed bodice having puffed and ruffled elbow-length sleeve, lace over cream satin neck insert and crimped fringe, tasseled and beaded silk floral ornament, trained cutaway skirt held by fringed self ties over quilted cream silk front panel. Paper remnant sewn to skirt inked "Mrs. Robert Hughes, 418 Colonial Ave. . ." Together with a small bustle pad. B-30, W-20, skirt L 39-49. (Silk facings worn on bodice, small spots on cream skirt panel, splits to hem edge) very good. 300-500Read More