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This dress follows the style of women's dresses of the 1840s, which had a V-shaped gathering on the front and a relatively low waist. The garment is beautifully made out of high quality silk with considerable detailing, including a faux oversleeve and undersleeve. The piping at the edges creates an interesting stylistic effect. The dress is in its original form without any apparent changes.

Dress, silk, American

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