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Superb Bengaline Silk Gown with Matching Cape

Lot Number: 
50
4" shoulder width. 8" waist. 13" overall length. Of a richly-woven bengaline silk in bronze,black and red pattern with slightly textured finish,the ensemble includes a gown with slightly-high set-in waist,gathering-construction detail at the shoulders,coat sleeves with dart-shaping at upper arms and constructed cuffs,full skirt that is dart-shaped at the front and cartridge-pleated at the back. Along with a matching cape. The gown and cape are edged with bronze-green textured silk ribbon that also forms ties at the waist and cape collar,and there are tiny black buttons with button loops at the neckline and cuffs. Circa 1865.
Realized Price: 
$600
Presale Estimate: 
700/1000