Black Velvet and Silk Ensemble with Superb Lace Coiffe

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4" shoulders. 8" waist. 14" overall length. The ensemble comprises a muted plaid silk skirt with box-pleat construction at the front,and double box pleats at the back,hook and eye closure; along with a white cotton blouse with tucks and silk ribbon trim,and a black velvet hip-length jacket with flared pagoda-style sleeves,constructed pocket,and elaborate black lace and black bead trim. Along with a black circular coiffe designed to perch on the crown of a head,having four oval lace lappets and black silk ties. Circa 1860.
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