lace and velvet

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WORTH PARIS BEADED VELVET and LACE DOLMAN, 1880’s. 

Cranberry velvet with stand collar having elaborate metallic gold cording and bronze beads, sides of fine cotton net decorated with jet beads in a pattern of bells, all trimmed with ruffled black floral lace and bronze beaded tassels, lined in rust silk faille. Label “Worth Paris”.

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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.