• Blue Angora Beaded Cardigan

    Blue angora cardigan with hand-beaded detail in center front, bodice is rayon lined, hook and eye closure. Barbara Lee Passport Collection. Circa 1950-1959.

  • Black Silk Beaded Dress

    Black silk short sleeve dress with square neckline, beaded chiffon over-blouse and over-skirt, floral motif. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Wedding Gown: Wedding Dress

    Two piece woven ivory silk beaded wedding dress. Top features short sleeves with lace flounces, lace also around neck and down the front. Bodice has ten round buttons down front, each with crocheted covering. Extensive beading on front and side panels of skirt, knife pleats at waist, long train. Handmade lace. Originally work in 1884, altered 1904 and again in 1934. Except for part of the lower part of the skirt train, the dress in good condition. Dress stored with amber necklace wrapped in…

  • Two Piece Beaded Dress

    Two piece dress set consisting of skirt and top, sepia brown in color. Long skirt is lined with decorative ruffle at hem, front pleats, and bustle. Top is weskit style with stand-up collar, long set-in sleeves, fitted waist, boning, and inner closure at waist. Bodice has twenty three round buttons down front, each with crocheted covering; also, extensive beading on cuffs, neckline, and down the front. Owen, Detroit, circa 1880s.

  • Peach Silk Dress with Black Overdress

    Long peach colored lace dinner dress with black overdress. ¾ length sleeves, scoop neck in front, V-neck in back, cummerbund style waist. Beading and sequins throughout, long fringe on hem of black overdress. Circa 1910-1919.