Superb White Cotton Dress with Petal Sleeves,and Lace-Edge Snood Bonnet

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4" shoulder width. 8" waist. 13" overall length. The textured white cotton dress has rounded neckline with fabric banding,slightly-high waist with full bodice that is framed by wide bretelles from the waist and extending around the back to form a deep collar,narrow sleeves formed of three rows of cotton lace in a petal-like design,and a full skirt formed from narrow cartridge pleats at the set-in waistband. The bretelles and back collar are edged with matching sleeve lace. Along with a superb bonnet with silk mesh snood back designed to capture the hair,and two rows of cream cotton lace ruffles framing the face and forming into a neck bavolet,trimmed with ivory silk frou-frou ribbons and streamers. Circa 1860.
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