Emerald Green Silk Afternoon Gown with Jacket, 1860's

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Emerald Green Silk Afternoon Gown with Jacket, 1860's

Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisition number tag and donor identification.  Green silk one-piece dress with train and boned bodice.  The trimming on bodice and skirt is made with straight geometric strips of black velvet.  Bodice has velvet covered black buttons.  Skirt has a hidden pocket.  The matching original jacket survived with the dress.  Buttons on the jacket have been replaced. This gown is fully lined in brown cotton. The hem is stiffened with wide woven horsehair band.  Measurements:

Bust: 35 inches, Waist: 27 ½ inches, Shoulder to shoulder: 15 ½ inches, Length: 14 ½” (shoulder to waist)

When I was a little girl I fell in love with Victorian cage crinolines.  Growing up that love became a passion for beautiful antique fashions, textiles and accessories.  That passion has enabled me to bring you some of the finest historic fashions available on the market today.  Collecting antique and vintage clothing is kind to the earth and a tangible investment option you can enjoy on a daily basis.  Appreciated by all ages and cultures it offers a wonderful connection to history, revealing how people lived.  The attention to detail in the construction of these intricate garments and accessories is remarkable.  There is significant value in owning quality antique garments and it is my pleasure to make them available to you.   

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