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Day Suit

Accession

1-880-12-03211

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1870-1880

Style Period

Description

Jacket is light brown moire, high-necked, long tight-fitting sleeves. Has long darts across torso to create mono-bosom shape, Has twenty wooden buttons up centre front. Skirt is rust brown faille, full length, has three ruffled tiers at hem in alternating fabrics. Has seven bows down centre front, with ruffles on side of this panel. Back over-skirt matches jacket, doesn't quite touch the floor due to bustle, have curved hem.

Condition

good

Material

Technique