Bling!: Gorgeous Gowns and Dazzling Dresses :
Object Name:
Dress
Object ID:
5126-174
Date:
circa 1869
Year Range from:
1869
Year Range to:
1872
Owned:
Bassett, Caroline
Used:
Columbus, WI
Description:
Bustle Dress. Gold base with rust-colored velvet plush silk brocade, stand-up collar, tight fitting bodice extends in front to a deep V and in back and sides extends almost all the way to the floor forming a front cut-away overskirt, the front closure has 22 fancy mother-of-pear buttons holding gold-colored cut steel centers and close fitting set-in sleeves extend just below the elbows. An underskirt, revealed in front and around bottom edge in a dark tan edged with rectangle shaped flaps and pleats, skirt gathered at hip with flaps extension that is pleated. Skirt button placket closure, button a fancy ceramic navy-blue and cream with gold accents.

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