Friday, October 2, 2015
1850's Pinstriped Ballgown
From the seller:
Impressive pinstripe silk antebellum ballgown dating to the 1850s. Deaccession from NYC musuem with pleated fan front trimmed in lace and velvet ribbon, bodice is lined and stayed with lace up back missing lacings, unlined skirt with scarcenet liner at hem and wool floor brush tape at hem. In only fair condition displays well, with scattered cracks to the silk, breaks to lace fragile as found with storage smell. Chest 32" waist 22" length in front 57" back 63".
I *think* probably around 1856 but it could be later than that.