Visiting Dress, circa Two-piece gray silk faille. Boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Sleeves puffed front and back, ruffled collar. Skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band.
1895 Evening Cape Culture: French Medium: silk, fur The ermine lining is unusually paired with the more delicate lace exterior of this cape. The luxurious quality and dramatic interior is an indication of the status of the original owner.