sold by Whitaker Auctions, RED TARTAN PLAID SILK VISITING DRESS, with side boned bodice having green crochet buttons and soutache trim with black beads lined in brown cotton, skirt partially lined in glazed cotton.
1864 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 15 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 7 in. cm) Length at CB (c): 65 in. cm) Length (d): 19 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979 Accession Number:
An 1855 evening ensemble with an elaborate flounced skirt decorated with flowers and stripes. The introduction of the cage crinoline in the allowed skirts to reach enormous sizes. It also saw a vogue for horizontal stripes which echoed.