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Dress, silk velvet and satin, Mrs. Lumsden designer, British, 1883

Dress, silk velvet and satin, Mrs. Lumsden designer, British, 1883

January 1877 Petersons Magazine

January 1877 Petersons Magazine

Stroje na ślizgawkę, 1901 Skating outfits, 1901

Stroje na ślizgawkę, 1901 Skating outfits, 1901

1880 Revue de la Mode

1880 Revue de la Mode

vintage dress / 1950s rose print halter dress

vintage dress / 1950s rose print halter dress

LOT 276 TWO PAIR KID LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS, 1860 - 1870 - whitakerauction

LOT 276 TWO PAIR KID LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS, 1860 - 1870 - whitakerauction

c. 1748 (alteted ca 1780) gown of black silk with brocaded floral motifs. Note, the black has faded to brown. It was impossible to dye any textile true black until chemical dyes were invented in the mid 19th century. Further, black natural dyes were very harsh and literally disintegrated fibers over time. Thus, its rare to find any intact black textile made before the mid 19th century.

c. 1748 (alteted ca 1780) gown of black silk with brocaded floral motifs. Note, the black has faded to brown. It was impossible to dye any textile true black until chemical dyes were invented in the mid 19th century. Further, black natural dyes were very harsh and literally disintegrated fibers over time. Thus, its rare to find any intact black textile made before the mid 19th century.

1834 riding habit Modes de Paris

1834 riding habit Modes de Paris