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Object Detail

A blue handmade gown made of fine silk and lined with calico. The skirt is full and has cartridge pleating in the back to accommodate a bustle. The jacket is pointed at the front and attached at the waist of the skirt from the side seams to the back with the front panels unattached. The front waistband is left free and hooks under the jacket points. The jacket is full with a two-piece curved sleeve, dropped shoulder and has hooks and stitched eyelets for fastening up the centre front. The garment has a plain round neck and a trim made of Cluny lace attached to braid around the cuffs and yoke. On the back there is a rectangular panel hanging over the skirt pleats. This is also trimmed in lace. On the skirt there are three lines of holes from stitching where some decoration or flounce has been removed. The bottom of the hem is edged with a dark-blue wool.
Production Date
Circa 1870
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