FIGURED SILK GOWN, c. 1840. Olive-gold with vertical dotted stripe alternating with domino and foliate devices, the princess bodice ruched at shoulder and center front point creating fullness at the bust and at top and bottom of long, full sleeve, skirt with gentle pleats at set in waist, self piping, single tuck at hem, bodice and hem band lined in natural linen. B-31, W-22, L-51. (Armpit stains, tiny hole, few spots and scattered discoloration) good. $600-800
SILK and VELVET BUSTLE DRESS with FRINGE, c. 1880. Claret ottoman with self piping, lace and crenelated trim at neck, bib front and cuff, floral cut velvet bodice and skirt front panel, draped skirt trimmed in chenille fringe and pointed pleats, crocheted buttons, polished cotton lining. B-30, W-22, skirt front L-37, back L-52. (Faint underarm stains, two buttons need to be resewn, waistband replaced, train relined and altered to button on to skirt hem) very good.
ORGANDY & LACE DRESS PARTS, 1860-1870s | May 9, 2017 Sturbridge, Massachusetts | 1 incomplete dress, white organdy & acorn embroidered trim, c/o bodice, over-skirt & hem flounce, B to 38", W 26", Skirt L 28"-40", (faint brown stains, W band dirty) very good
TRAINED GAUZE WEDDING GOWN with SHIRRED BODICE, 1860's. 2-piece white cotton, the bodice with vertical shirring front, back and on the long sleeves, sleeveless twill under-bodice with two bones, hooks & eyes. Unlined skirt with three hem ruffles edged in cream ribbon.
C1865 lady's 3 pc sheer white organza gown trimmed in pleated ruffles w/Mechlin lace & deep rose coloured pull thru ribbon accents. Draped bodice w/long lappets shown wrapped around waist, & asymmetrical overskirt w/ gored front & cartridge pleated sides & back to waistband, & apron-like front overskirt w/ drawstring tied waistband w/bow & matching lace above front hem. Bodice has clear glass buttons to front closure. 38" bust, 34" waist & 54" from shoulder to front hem.
PRINTED COTTON POLONAISE DRESS, 1880's. Cream with repeat of brown grape clusters, unboned pannier bodice with pleated ruffle to yoke and cuff, brown trim bands, back buttons, lace hem trim, under skirt with double row of hem pleats. B-38, W-26, bodice L-48, underskirt L-42.
French Blue with Wide Gray Stripes Silk Taffeta Gown with Two Bodices C 1860 | eBay seller sarahelizabethgalleryantiques, skirt unlined,hem with deep stiffened backing below hook & eye to raise hem by 3-4 inches; bust: 36"; waist: 25"; center front skirt length: 45", back: 59"; hem circumference: 4-3/4 yards, period repair on evening bodice, some stains, small holes & restoration
CHANGEABLE SILK DAY DRESS, 1860's. Blue and gold taffeta having long collared sleeve, boned bodice with front hook & eye closures, full skirt with reverse pleats, side pocket, blue hem binding, bodice lined in brown cotton, skirt lined in polished natural cotton. B-32, W-22, L-52. (Two light stains on bodice, two minor holes near back hem, skirt lining some foxing).
Elegant Post Civil War Changeable Silk Dress C 1860's 1870'S | eBay seller ariava100; bodice mix of hand and machine sewing, lined in white & brown polished cottons, 8 cram silk/net buttons close center front; silk lace, bow in back; skirt almost all hand sewn, 15" of polished cotton lining at hem; bust: 30"; waist: 24"; front length: 53"; back length: 69"; hem circumference: 176"