White Cut-Work Cotton Dropped Waist Dress and Silk Bonnet

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6" shoulder width. 23" relaxed hips. 16" overall length. The dropped-waist dress is composed of alternating bands of a fine white cotton with interwoven design and richly embroidered cut-work. The cut-work is repeated at the yoke,forms short sleevelets,and tiers of ruffles with diamond-point edging from the hips. The design is repeated at the back with button and loop closure,and fuller gathering of the cutwork ruffles. Included is an ivory silk satin bonnet with wide front brim,decorated with silk faille ribbons and bows and boa feather. Circa 1884.
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