Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) with cream lace trimming. Both cuffs and collar are trimmed with cream lace. Round copper buttons run down the centre-front and feature an anchor design. The skirt is pleated and layered with extra fabric and trimmed with cream lace.   This fine wool dress dates from about 1885 and belonged to one of the daughters of pastoralist, William Pitt Faithfull, founder of the pioneering merino stud, Springfield.

Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) with cream lace trimming. Both cuffs and collar are trimmed with cream lace. Round copper buttons run down the centre-front and feature an anchor design. The skirt is pleated and layered with extra fabric and trimmed with cream lace. This fine wool dress dates from about 1885 and belonged to one of the daughters of pastoralist, William Pitt Faithfull, founder of the pioneering merino stud, Springfield.

1880, America - Woman's dress - Silk and apaca figured weave, silk lace, silk chiffon, cotton twill lining, whalebone, and button closures

1880, America - Woman's dress - Silk and apaca figured weave, silk lace, silk chiffon, cotton twill lining, whalebone, and button closures

Two Edwardian Wool Coats. For upcoming vintage and antique clothing auction. #edwardian

Two Edwardian Wool Coats. For upcoming vintage and antique clothing auction. #edwardian

Wedding dress: bodice (with 53820.1b: skirt) Date: 1882 Location: Not on display Century: 19th Century AD Media: Satin, Moire Silk, And Lace Department: Costume and Textile Arts

Wedding dress: bodice (with 53820.1b: skirt) Date: 1882 Location: Not on display Century: 19th Century AD Media: Satin, Moire Silk, And Lace Department: Costume and Textile Arts

Four-piece ensemble of ivory silk satin & lace with taffeta trim, ca. 1870s. Basque bodice with ¾-length sleeves. Panel of lace at front of skirt, with fullness at back to accommodate bustle of satin and lace buttons with slight trim. Dark tan polished cotton underskirt; ivory satin cape with fringe. Worn as commencement dress. Vassar College Costume Collection

Four-piece ensemble of ivory silk satin & lace with taffeta trim, ca. 1870s. Basque bodice with ¾-length sleeves. Panel of lace at front of skirt, with fullness at back to accommodate bustle of satin and lace buttons with slight trim. Dark tan polished cotton underskirt; ivory satin cape with fringe. Worn as commencement dress. Vassar College Costume Collection

This seems to be the same dress, but in the first picture, there is a pale blue insert on the bodice using (apparently) the same material as the skirt & cuffs. The Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence says this is a wedding dress made in Naples between 1876 & 1878 (photo: Marcello Bertoni). The picture on the bottom was taken by a tourist, Joseph Hilsey, for his blog, Material World, and is described as "Yellow and cream striped silk over pale blue underskirt, ca. 1878."

This seems to be the same dress, but in the first picture, there is a pale blue insert on the bodice using (apparently) the same material as the skirt & cuffs. The Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence says this is a wedding dress made in Naples between 1876 & 1878 (photo: Marcello Bertoni). The picture on the bottom was taken by a tourist, Joseph Hilsey, for his blog, Material World, and is described as "Yellow and cream striped silk over pale blue underskirt, ca. 1878."

Party dress with bustle ca. 1882. Purple & cream-colored silk with white cotton lining. Wooden buttons. German National Museum

Party dress with bustle ca. 1882. Purple & cream-colored silk with white cotton lining. Wooden buttons. German National Museum

Woman's Stays (back), Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association  date   1765-1775 process/materials   wool, linen item type   Personal Items/Clothing - Underwear accession #   #1880.015.01  Satin weave ecru wool with blue checked linen lining. Edges are bound with white leather. 12 sections, fully boned.

Woman's Stays (back), Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association date 1765-1775 process/materials wool, linen item type Personal Items/Clothing - Underwear accession # #1880.015.01 Satin weave ecru wool with blue checked linen lining. Edges are bound with white leather. 12 sections, fully boned.

Dress, circa 1880s: dark brown taffeta, cream silk damask, lace, and silk. Chester County (PA) Historical  Society: “This dress is an example of over-the-top embellishment. It features silk chenille fringe, bows, lace, swags, ruffles and pleated scallops. There is even asymmetrical lacing up one side. What is even more astounding than the level of decoration is the size of the waist which measures merely 17.5" around.

Dress, circa 1880s: dark brown taffeta, cream silk damask, lace, and silk. Chester County (PA) Historical Society: “This dress is an example of over-the-top embellishment. It features silk chenille fringe, bows, lace, swags, ruffles and pleated scallops. There is even asymmetrical lacing up one side. What is even more astounding than the level of decoration is the size of the waist which measures merely 17.5" around.

Dress  c. 1887.

Dress c. 1887.

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