Superb Bengaline Silk Gown with Matching Cape

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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.
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