A circa 1896 dark purple and floral afternoon dress

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Lot 175
A circa 1896 dark purple and floral afternoon dress

Sold for £ 600 (US$ 745) inc. premium
A circa 1896 dark purple and floral afternoon dress
Bodice of dark purple velvet with sleeves and centre front insert of floral printed and brocaded chiffon, the flared and trained skirt of deep purple ribbed silk, featuring two off-centre panels of matching chiffon and trimmed with velvet, labelled 'Mdme Durand, 12 Orchard Street, Portman Square.'; together with a matching pair of purple ribbed silk heeled shoes with paste buttons, a pair of loose velvet sleeves and some feathers. (qty)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Worn by Anne Basil Jones, the wife of William Basil Jones, the Bishop of Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire between 1874-97, the last of the Welsh Bishops to sit in the House of Lords.
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A circa 1896 dark purple and floral afternoon dress
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