192 . Silk and Velvet Ensemble
5 " shoulder width. 9 " waist. 20" overall. Of a very finely-woven cream cotton with dainty berry and leaf design,the lady's gown has a fitted bodice,hook and eye closure at the back,self-piping at the rounded neckline,and very full upper sleeves achieved by cartridge pleating at the shoulders and tapered lower sleeves with buttons at the wrists. There is extensive well-done repair on the fabric. Circa 1830.