Victorian tambour lace gown, early Intricately embroidered ecru net over a pink ruffled silk undergarment. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with cotton ruffles, ribbon and lace trims. The gown closes with hooks and eyes down the back.
ca Metropolitan Museum of Art. The puffed silk sleeves and empire waist are an example of historicism in dresses of the time. The sleeve a reinterpretation of slashing and the empire waist from the statuary of recently discovery Greek ruins.