White Cotton Chemisette with Brown/Black Taffeta Skirt

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3 " shoulder width. 6" waist. 7" skirt length. The ensemble comprises a sheer muslin white blouse whose entire front bodice is formed of very narrow tucks that are repeated at the wrists; the blouse has very full upper sleeves and is further trimmed with fine lace. The crisp silk taffeta skirt is of brown and black silk taffeta with double-box pleats,and unusual box-pleated straps. Circa 1860.
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