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Dress, Emile Pasquier, Paris, ca. 1880. Purple & gold silk brocade. Cutaway colonial coat-like bodice, long tailed back w/2 faux flap back pockets. Flaps in purple silk satin having 2 large mother-of-pearl buttons in shape of winged sphinx. Collar, down front & cuffs and around hip area trimmed w/cream-colored lace; right side front has buttons in sphinx design. Skirt w/long train has shirred rows & fringe of purple, lavender & gold seed beads w/purple thread balls at ends. Oshkosh Public Museum
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Dress, Emile Pasquier, Paris, ca. 1880. Purple & gold silk brocade. Cutaway colonial coat-like bodice, long tailed back w/2 faux flap back pockets. Flaps in purple silk satin having 2 large mother-of-pearl buttons in shape of winged sphinx. Collar, down front & cuffs and around hip area trimmed w/cream-colored lace; right side front has buttons in sphinx design. Skirt w/long train has shirred rows & fringe of purple, lavender & gold seed beads w/purple thread balls at ends. Oshkosh Public Museum

Dress, Emile Pasquier, Paris, ca. 1880. Purple & gold silk brocade. Cutaway colonial coat-like bodice, long tailed back w/2 faux flap back pockets. Flaps in purple silk satin having 2 large mother-of-pearl buttons in shape of winged sphinx. Collar, down front & cuffs and around hip area trimmed w/cream-colored lace; right side front has buttons in sphinx design. Skirt w/long train has shirred rows & fringe of purple, lavender & gold seed beads w/purple thread balls at ends. Oshkosh Public…

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1880's plum polonaise. The stripes are brocade (?) flowers. Buttons down the front from neck to below the belly look like they are thread-wrapped with a flower embroidered on the front.
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1880's plum polonaise. The stripes are brocade (?) flowers. Buttons down the front from neck to below the belly look like they are thread-wrapped with a flower embroidered on the front.

1880's plum polonaise. The stripes are brocade (?) flowers. Buttons down the front from neck to below the belly look like they are thread-wrapped with a flower embroidered on the front.
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Chinese-embroidered gown, M. Breant-Castel, Paris, ca. 1885. Three pieces, black silk faille. Bodice hem and sleeves edged in black embroidery and beading. Front openings, skirt hem, and part of polonaised overskirt have colored silk embroidery. Bodice fastened by painted brass Chinese buttons. Kerry Taylor Auctions/LiveAuctioneers
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Chinese-embroidered gown, M. Breant-Castel, Paris, ca. 1885. Three pieces, black silk faille. Bodice hem and sleeves edged in black embroidery and beading. Front openings, skirt hem, and part of polonaised overskirt have colored silk embroidery. Bodice fastened by painted brass Chinese buttons. Kerry Taylor Auctions/LiveAuctioneers

Chinese-embroidered gown, M. Breant-Castel, Paris, ca. 1885. Three pieces, black silk faille. Bodice hem and sleeves edged in black embroidery and beading. Front openings, skirt hem, and part of polonaised overskirt have colored silk embroidery. Bodice fastened by painted brass Chinese buttons. Kerry Taylor Auctions/LiveAuctioneers
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Worth dinner dress, ca. 1883. This dress of silk satin and cut velvet stripes is scattered with a roseleaf motif of cut and uncut velvet, creating the shading. These beautiful materials, whose woven thickness was created using complex techniques, show the high quality of Lyon silk textile. The overskirt, draped and gathered into an apron style, and the train greatly contribute to the dignity of this bustle-style dress.
Worth dinner dress, ca. 1883. This dress of silk satin and cut velvet stripes is scattered with a roseleaf motif of cut and uncut velvet, creating the shading. These beautiful materials, whose woven thickness was created using complex techniques, show the high quality of Lyon silk textile. The overskirt, draped and gathered into an apron style, and the train greatly contribute to the dignity of this bustle-style dress.
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Afternoon dress, E.E. Chapman, Roxbury, MA, ca. 1898. Two-piece taupe faille and silver satin figured dress brocaded with gold and black floral sprays. Bodice has elaborate beaded and lace appliqué trim and pleated black silk chiffon. Augusta Auctions
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Afternoon dress, E.E. Chapman, Roxbury, MA, ca. 1898. Two-piece taupe faille and silver satin figured dress brocaded with gold and black floral sprays. Bodice has elaborate beaded and lace appliqué trim and pleated black silk chiffon. Augusta Auctions

Afternoon dress, E.E. Chapman, Roxbury, MA, ca. 1898. Two-piece taupe faille and silver satin figured dress brocaded with gold and black floral sprays. Bodice has elaborate beaded and lace appliqué trim and pleated black silk chiffon. Augusta Auctions
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High-waisted and bustled dress, early 1870s. Cream ribbed silk with deep V-neck, decorated with burgundy silk plush and gathered flounces of cream gauze trimmed with silk fringing. Matching bonnet of peach machine-made lace, trimmed with burgundy ribbed silk ribbons, feathers and bronze beads. Bonham’s
High-waisted and bustled dress, early 1870s. Cream ribbed silk with deep V-neck, decorated with burgundy silk plush and gathered flounces of cream gauze trimmed with silk fringing. Matching bonnet of peach machine-made lace, trimmed with burgundy ribbed silk ribbons, feathers and bronze beads. Bonham’s
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Wedding gown, silk, 1870s. Cream satin bodice and trained bustle skirt. White crystal beading on bodice and center front skirt panel, self-fabric pleated fans on skirt sides, fan shape train. Augusta Auctions.
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Wedding gown, silk, 1870s. Cream satin bodice and trained bustle skirt. White crystal beading on bodice and center front skirt panel, self-fabric pleated fans on skirt sides, fan shape train. Augusta Auctions.

Wedding gown, silk, 1870s. Cream satin bodice and trained bustle skirt. White crystal beading on bodice and center front skirt panel, self-fabric pleated fans on skirt sides, fan shape train. Augusta Auctions.

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Day gown ca. 1880-85. Gray ribbed silk, silk satin, & silk damask. Bodice & skirt lined in white cotton satin and silk twill. May have been remade from an older gown. Mode Museum, Antwerp

Gray ribbed silk, silk satin, and silk damask. Bodice and skirt lined in white cotton satin and silk twill. May have been remade from an older gown. Via Mode Museum, Antwerp.

An 1870s cream silk satin princess-line dress with rosebud brocade inserts. Deep swags over the hips and large bustle; trimmed with pink satin ribbon. Bonham's

An cream silk satin princess-line dress with rosebud brocade inserts. Deep swags over the hips and large bustle; trimmed with pink satin ribbon. Wish I had a picture of the front.

Dinner dress, Levillon, Paris, ca. 1875. Burgundy silk brocade and purple silk satin with beadwork. Western Reserve Historical Society: “This two-piece dress of rich tones in complimentary textures embodies the Victorian belief that dress should add to one’s elegance. It was custom made in Paris.”

Dinner dress, Levillon, Paris, ca. Burgundy silk brocade and purple silk satin with beadwork. Western Reserve Historical Society: “This two-piece dress of rich tones in complimentary textures embodies the Victorian belief that dress should add to on

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1876 Lady's 2 piece reception gown in silk velvet & satin brocade . by Homer Colladay & Co. I love love love the beautiful patterned fabric.

PURPLE SILK BROCADE VICTORIAN DRESS  |  Lot: 299 May 9, 2017 - CATALOG SALE Sturbridge, Massachusetts |  3 piece dress of purple silk w/ purple star blossom on black dot brocade, royal purple velvet jacket & skirt hem band, additional cropped evening bodice, B 38", W 22", (significant alterations to skirt & sleeveless top, crush marks to velvet by bust) fair; t/w 1 lady's red wool Zoave jacket w/ soutache trim.

PURPLE SILK BROCADE VICTORIAN DRESS 3 piece dress of purple silk w/ purple star blossom on black dot brocade, royal purple velvet jacket & skirt hem band, w/ cropped sleeveless evening bodice (significant alterations to skirt & sleeveless top)

Two-Piece Wedding Dress Made Of Rusty Brown Silk, Brown And Ivory Striped Silk With Lacy Accents, Mother-Of-Pearl Buttons With Gold Underlay And Silver Accent   c. 1886

Two-Piece Wedding Dress Made Of Rusty Brown Silk, Brown And Ivory Striped Silk With Lacy Accents, Mother-Of-Pearl Buttons With Gold Underlay And Silver Accent

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HIGH STYLE PURPLE RECEPTION GOWN, Jacket & bustle skirt of vibrant purple silk faille & darker purple velvet, peplum jacket w/ silk & chenille ball fringe, long side panels.

Dress, Augusta Lundin, Stockholm, 1880s. Purple satin with insertion of yellow satin. Nordic Museum

Dress, Augusta Lundin, Stockholm, Purple satin with insertion of yellow satin. Via Nordic Museum.

Bustle Daytime Dress ca. 1886, Here is a daytime Bustle dress in the final stages of the Bustle period. This dress showcases the famous fullness in the back, however, this fullness is more constructed. The bodice was also form fitting and was equipped with a high, fitted collar.

Bustle Daytime dress: Bodices were either fitted jacket type with shorter basques or longer. Closed sleeves ended about down the arm. Skirts generally matched bodices in color.

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