Striped Velvet Dress with Box-Pleated Bodice

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6" shoulder width. 17" relaxed waist. 17" overall length. A superb velvet fabric of very narrow-stripes in black and cream creates a grand effect in the seemingly-simple dress,having slightly-dropped waist,box-pleated front and back bodice,flat-front skirt with diagonal-cut fabric,very-full sleeves,Alencon lace diamond-point collar,lace trim on constructed cuffs and at the hem,and an ivory silk sash. Circa 1880.
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