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Woman's Skirt and Jacket; Unknown; circa mid 19th century

Name/Title
Woman's Skirt and Jacket
About this object
Skirt -
Woman's skirt with bustle, circa 1860s. Embossed velvet in dark teal blue, over tiered pleated taffeta in iridescent grey/bronze. Part of a two-piece suit.

Jacket -
Womans fitted jacket. Embossed velved in dark teal blue and faded taffita in iridescent grey/bronze with covered metal bottons. Part of a two piece suit with matching skirt.

Maker
Unknown
Maker Role
Unknown
Date Made
circa mid 19th century
Place Made
Unknown
Medium and Materials
Embossed velvet and taffeta. Lined with unknown material. Interior pocket. Two mismatched buttons. Hook and eye fastening to side seam. Bustle in taffeta. Fabric coathanger loops were a later addition.
Measurements
700mm waist
800mm bustle
750mm embossed velvet overskirt
total length 970mm
hem circumference 2.1metres

Tags

19th century
bustle
dress
go
gown
riding
silk


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