1850-1852, Boy's Dress
Blue horizontally ribbed silk boy's tunic/dress has natural neckline with no collar, long 2-piece sleeves and corded waist seam. Box pleated skirt has 2 3/4 band at hem that is finished with cording. (This could be a later addition since the lining fabric is a different color from the rest of the dress.) Dress has center front button opening with seven 11/16 diameter mother of pearl buttons and hand worked button holes. Dress is padded with batting and lined with off-white china silk, all hand stitched.
2-Piece Tailored Sleeve
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