beaded silk chiffon gown

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WORTH BEADED LOTUS GOWN, EARLY 20th C.

Pink and cream silk chiffon layered over silver lamé, metallic lace hem studded with sequins, short sleeve bodice decorated with crossed stylized flowers in white, crystal and ombreéd pink beads, metallic lace insert under tulle, sleeves having cutouts edged in paste jewels, off-center beaded band with ombreéd tassel and three lotus flowers, chiffon underskirt edged in crystal beads, corset interior

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GUSTAVE BEER PARIS EMBROIDERED and BEADED GOWN, c. 1905

2-piece black silk velvet and chiffon, boned bodice with bone silk lace high-neck insert and lower sleeve, decorated with white seed and bugle beads, blue lace, pastel silk satin stitch embroidery and grey velvet bows, trained full chiffon skirt having deep velvet hem and velvet appliqués, decorated with floral sprays and swags with strawberries.