19th Century Fashion
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Purse (France), 1820–40
1820-1840 Ladies' bag of white moiré silk embroidered in colored silks. Shape is five-sided, flat, with a scalloped top. Borders of flower wreaths. Embroidered on one side with a greyhound and with a long-tailed bird on the other. Worked as two separate panels, joined. Lined in pale blue taffeta. Blue and white silk cord.
Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England, 1825–1895) and House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Evening dresses, 1887 and 1892. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. Orme Wilson and Mr. R. Thornton Wilson in memory of their mother, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949 (C.I.49.3.25a,b)
#Embellished #gorgeousness! French gown, 2-piece ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris" From upcoming @Augusta Hamilton Auctions Historic and Vintage fashion November 13, 2013 - NYC