c.1870-75 ball gown in silk chiffon or organza trimmed with satin. Mode Museum, Antwerp
This dress, c 1860, was designed by the first and very famous fashion house, the House of Worth, Founded by an Englishman and former draper, Worth managed to charm the French Empress Eugenie and convinced her to wear his designs.
Evening dress and mantle, ca 1834 reminds me of the sleeves on my wedding dress, 1985
1886 - Summer dress, perhaps from vacation in two pieces (bodice and skirt) ecru linen on blue background.
Black Velvet Gown with Embroidered Flowers with Black Velvet and Lace Coiffe 5" shoulder width. 11" waist. 19" overall length. A rich black silk/velvet fabric forms into a regal dress with rounded neckline and elbow-length sleeves trimmed with lace,hook and eye closures on the fitted bodice,gathered skirt,and having beautiful embroidery of dainty pastel flowers and vines.Circa 1870