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Color: Steel/ blue grey
Material: Silk taffeta, satin ribbon
Fiber Content: Silk
Style: Snug fitting bodice, front opening, drop shoulder, princess line
Garment top: Boned
Waist: Deep Vs, both front and back
Sleeve: 2 Piece straight with flared cuff
Closure: Front opening- button on right (11)
Decorative Detail: Pleated sleeve 1 1/4 inch satin ribbon, 2 rows at cuffs
Condition of Object: Excellent- a few stains on left sleeve
Historical Significance: Machine sewing in chain stitch, rest by hand.
Late 1850s- pointed waistline indicates 1850s.
Estimated Time Period
Gender costume is for
035, "Bodice, BL/Grey Taffeta, Ribbon Trim" (1850). All Historic Costumes Images. 13.