1875 - 1880
Lace, Mother-of-pearl [pinctada maxima], Silk, Silk taffeta, Velvet
Arlington Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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Skirt - Part of a two piece silk and velvet dress (Aniline dyed silk taffeta) in two pieces. cuirass bodice, the front plastron pointed, the back squared and weighted, the whole edged with purple velvet, the bodice in purple silk with black mother-of-pearl buttons. The sleeves slit at the outside cuff for inner sleeve display, and trimmed with velvet and black and cream lace. skirt is tied back with puffed bustle, the front en tablier, the lower front pleated, the whole trimmed with velvet and machine black lace.