WARP PRINTED SILK BALL GOWN with TWO BODICES, c. 1860.
Pink and cream plaid taffeta printed with red, green, plum and yellow floral clusters. One cap sleeve boatneck bodice with boned front and gentle point, self piping, sleeve edged in tufted openwork pink trim, back hook & eye closure, cotton lining with glazed pockets for bust enhancement. Front lacing boned bodice with jewel neck (sleeves removed) with inked provenance sewn to lining. Pleated full skirt lined in glazed cotton.