Fine Early High-Waist Gown

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4" shoulders.16" overall length. Of a very finely woven cotton/silk with lustrous finish,the high-waisted gown designed for early lady doll features shirring at the bodice with a border of hand-made looped braid,above a full-length skirt with flat- front and cartridge-pleated back,both neckline and waist secured with strings en coulisse for adjustable fit. The pouf sleeves are artfully-constructed with shirring that is given added emphasis with intermittent gathering threads. Circa 1820.
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