Mauve Tricot Dropped Waist Dress with Velvet Bonnet

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7" shoulder width. 17" overall length. Of fine mauve-colored silk/wool yarns,the knitted dress features a dropped waist with loosely-woven lower skirt terminating in scalloped edging. The dress is trimmed with mauve silk gathered ribbons at the sleeve edges,neckline and forming a placket for hook and eye closure at the back. The same ribbon forms a hip sash and there is added lace trim at the neckline and sleeve cuts. Included is a superb velvet bonnet with wide silk maroon bows and ribbons,and applique silver beading. Circa 1885.
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