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  • White silk charmuese dress from the early twentieth century

    Woman's white silk charmuese dress with short chiffon sleeves. It has a V-neck that is edged with net, and an ecru lace yoke. The bodice is bloused with a second layer of material bloused to the waist, and heavily trimmed with gold and silver metallic thread, and strings of gold beads. The waist cummerbund lays over the top of a moderately full skirt. An overskirt pannier reaches to the hips, and is trimmed with the same metallic embroidery and gold beads as the bodice. The overskirt is sli…

  • Pale lavender-pink faille gown from the early twentieth century

    Woman's pale lavender-pink faille gown. The bodice has a high collared lace dickie, and elbow length sleeves. Bretelles over each shoulder are embroidered with pale pink chain stitches, gold flowers, lavender and blue grapes, and green leaves. The natural waistband is also trimmed with chain stitches, and an oval leaf crest. The A-line skirt is slightly longer in back with two crossed panels in the front that are embriodered with a pale pink abstract floral design at the hem. The back panel …