WORTH EVENING DRESS with COURT TRAIN WORN by FORMER FIRST LADY HARRIET LANE at the COURT of ST. JAMES, c. 1898. 2-piece black silk velvet voided to satin, boned back-lacing bodice cut along velvet floral and inset at shoulder, front and back with cream Alencon lace over chiffon with spangles, short sleeve having lace ruffle, matching skirt with three front lace gores over pleated chiffon and long, square train, silk lining. Whitaker Auctions.
**Very Pretty** 1850 pale pink champagne organdy mantle with an attached flounced capelet and trimmed in a fine needlelace. Lined in a pale pink silk, with a charming scalloped edge to the lace. from neck to back point, and to front point.
Vintage Victorian 1860's Civil War era black silk bodice dropped shoulders