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.
SILK and VELVET BUSTLE DRESS with FRINGE, c. 1880. Claret ottoman with self piping, lace and crenelated trim at neck, bib front and cuff, floral cut velvet bodice and skirt front panel, draped skirt trimmed in chenille fringe and pointed pleats, crocheted buttons, polished cotton lining. B-30, W-22, skirt front L-37, back L-52. (Faint underarm stains, two buttons need to be resewn, waistband replaced, train relined and altered to button on to skirt hem) very good.
Silk three-piece gown (skirt, day bodice, and evening bodice) with lace trim, ca. 1878. Greenish-gray and beige/sandy-colored silk, cream-colored lace and silk & velvet bows. Day bodice has knife-pleated ruffles, long lace sleeves with wide cuffs. Evening bodice has light pink silk trim. Skirt has draped apron-style front, bustle back, 21" long train, and knife-pleated ruffles on hem and train.
Mother of Bride or evening dress (dress and underskirt) Date: ca. 1883 Media: Burgundy Satin, Beads, Velvet, And Lace Country: United States Accession Number: 54833a-b Velvet fitted bodice extends to full, satin lined train over skirt. Embroidered satin front bodice, front skirt and cuffs.Satin panels beaded in small leaf pattern