Dinner dress, Levillon, Paris, ca. 1875. Burgundy silk brocade and purple silk satin with beadwork. Western Reserve Historical Society: “This two-piece dress of rich tones in complimentary textures embodies the Victorian belief that dress should add to one’s elegance. It was custom made in Paris.”
EMBROIDERED NEOCLASSICAL COTTON GOWN, 1799 - 1810. Muslin (probably Bengali) having allover sprigged Broderie Anglaise, short sleeve with three pairs of inside ties to adjust a double puff, ruffled edge, back tie at neckline and high waist, ruched band above slightly trained hem with scalloped sawtooth border, cotton bodice lining. Whitaker Auctions
Circa 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown. Excellent quality embroidery in neoclassical motif. The gown is a white muslin, only lined in the bodice, and the rest of the gown is fairly sheer. Modified square neckline. Gathered bust. Tiny pouf sleeve caps over long straight arms.