Bengaline Silk Ensemble with Blue Silk Flowered Bonnet

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5" shoulder width. 10" waist. 13" skirt length.17" overall length. A beautifully-woven bengaline silk with blue and black checkered pattern against a silver-grey background forms the short cropped vest with teal-blue grosgrain edging,and the skirt that has a fitted waistband and double box pleats all around. Also included is a fine sheer muslin blouse with wide sleeves,lace edging,and extended ruffled cuffs. And a silk-covered firm-edged flat-topped bonnet (3 " inside head width) that is decorated with blue silk banding and blue silk roses with leaves. Circa 1865.
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