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2-piece grey-faune taffeta faille, having long sleeve peplum bodice with pleated collar and cuff, decorated with self bows, cream bobbin lace and feathers; trained skirt with vertical ruched panels to the front edged in feathers, bustle back protruding through overskirt with two openings, ruffled hem and large bow detail. B-34, W-24, skirt L 46-60. Larson inventory c. 1970 states this gown was worn by Empress Eugenie, Accession card says acquired from Lederman collection and "The gown is said to have been worn by the Empress Eugenie". (Feathers are shedding, splits and stains to silk, large tear and stains to train, tarlatan removed from skirt) fair.

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OSTRICH FEATHER-TRIMMED BUSTLE GOWN, 1876

Estimate $300 - $400Apr 28, 2018