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This is an original 1856 hand-colored steel engraving of two fashionable outfits for Victorian ladies. On the left is an evening dress, suitable for a watering-place, of fine green plaid organdy, trimmed with three broad flounces, with a fichu of Brussels net, thread lace, insertion and black velvet ribbon. On the right is a dress made of pink grenadine, striped. The skirt is trimmed with narrow flounces. A black lace mantilla and a point d'Alencon collar and sleeves complete this charming ensemble.
This 157+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is some light scuffing and creasing along the left margin edge.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of hand-colored steel engraved Victorian fashion plates, plus steel engravings on topics dear to the Victorian heart. Dating from 1856 this collection provides an authentic look at women's and children's fashions in the Antebellum period. These plates and prints are certain to be of interest to costume historians and designers, as well as 21st century fashionistas.