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Cream satin figured with star flowers having boatneck edged in tiny pleats above a ruched band of aerophane, the bodice draped with a swag of self pleats over the shoulder and fastening at back beneath drawstring neckline, voluminous sleeve with self wings tapering into a cuff with petal shapes and self piping, pleated skirt set into high waistband with separate belt, padded hem with small train. B-36, W-25, L-58-67. Purchased at Christie's Auction July 11, 1967. Helen Larson called this auction the "Queen's Auction" due to so many objects with royal provenance in the sale. The ensemble was part of a larger group of objects cataloged as follows: "The majority of the following dresses were the property of the late Princess Marie Elizabeth of Wied of Schloss Monrepos, Neuwied (b. 1880); many earlier dresses belonged to her grandmother, Princess Louise of Prussia". (Some tearing to aerophane, skirt has three large mended vertical tears, brown spots and stains near the hem) good.

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FIGURED SILK GOWN, PRINCESS LOUISE of PRUSSIA, c. 1825

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Apr 28, 2018