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LUCILE LADY DUFF GORDON BEADED and APPLIQUED SILK GOWN, c. 1914. Cream satin having cream and blue chiffon short sleeve bodice with V-neck and back, trimmed in bands of blue satin, silver metallic cord and crystal beaded fringe and colorful silk flowers, blue satin cummerbund, hobble skirt beneath short beaded chiffon overskirt ruched in front to reveal beaded lace and chiffon underskirt and having silk flower swag, chiffon side drape studded with rhinestones. Paris label
DOTTED NET and SATIN HIGH-NECK GOWN, c. 1905. 2-piece black dotted net having boned bodice with ruched cream chiffon insert and lower sleeve, puffed sleeve and lower bodice trimmed with bands of black satin, all decorated in orange velvet with bow detail having jet buckles, back hook & eye closures, lined in silk, trained net over taffeta skirt with satin swags, triple hem ruffle.
LADY'S WOOL and VELVET COAT, c. 1912. Cream felt kimono style trimmed in black velvet with cream piping, having two large corded leaf form appliques and corded button and loop closures, back decorated with two rows of buttons lined in cream satin with ribbon binding.
SILK HIGH-NECK GOWN with APPLIQUE LACE, 1890's. 2-piece grey faille having boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads, black chiffon insert with cream tape lace, sleeve having twin puffs, ruffled collar with back bow and ruffled cuff. Undecorated silk skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band.