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Brown silk day bustle dress

Brown silk day bustle dress
C. 1876- 1878. Brown silk and tan linen/ wool blend bustle dress, 2pc. Bodice is fully lined in brown cotton sateen, no boning. Long fitted bodice with brown silk panel down center front, trimmed with tan piping and a silk ruffle, self covered buttons. Long sleeves, two tone with ruffle cuffs. Stand collar. Bustle back with button detail, 2 buttons missing. Bustle skirt is two tone. Brown silk ruching on each side of skirt, hem trimmed with rows of knife pleating, shirred ruffle and smaller ruffles. Back of skirt is bustled and poufed in tan linen/ wool. Trimmed at bottom with 3 rows of ruffles. Fully lined in brown cotton sateen. Good display piece, tan linen shows signs of deterioration in areas, underarm discoloration. Bust 36, waist 24. Skirt has no waist closure. (Formerly from the collection of Melanie Talkington)