C.1896- 1897. Royal purple wool dress. Lovely brilliant purple shade in wool sateen.
closes with hooks and eyes down the front. Fully lined
with cotton ticking and boned with waist tape. Tucked front, slightly bloused at center front. Neck trimming of ivory silk bengaline with tatted lace overlay. Long sleeves, slightly puffed at top. Ivory silk cuffs overlaid with tatted lace. Bust 32", waist 24", back
A line skirt with double ruffle hem. Purple cotton underskirt with hidden pocket. Some
fading to hem of petticoat. Hook and eye closure. Skirt waist 24", length 36". The skirt
has some moth damage with holes 1/4" up to 1" size, small moth bites in bodice.