Lavender Silk Taffeta Skirt with Elaborate Train

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6" waist. 8" front length. 15" back length. Of very crisp silk taffeta in a lustrous lavender shade,the skirt has a front center panel decorated with gathered bands of scalloped edge silk; curved borders of more scalloped edge silk frame the front panel and form into an elaborate extended train. The skirt gains its fullness from triple-box-pleats at the back. Circa 1865.
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