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Mourning dress with transforming bodice by Daubricourt, NY, ca 1905 New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mourning dress with transforming bodice by Daubricourt, NY, ca 1905 New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mrs William Howard Taft (Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft), ca mid-1900’s US
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Mrs William Howard Taft (Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft), ca mid-1900’s US

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Miss G C Knox, ca late 1900’s?

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter fancy dress, 1906, Masquerades, Tableaux and Drills (Butterick)

Spring: Gown of daffodil silk embroidered in white.  Full front of white China silk.  Elbow sleeves decorated with roses; wears a wreath of same flowers.  Large butterfly on corsage.

Summer: Frock of flowered organdy, trimmed with borders of small sprays of natural flowers.  Large straw hat tied under the chin.  Carries a basket of flowers.

Autumn: Skirt of white serge, border of grapes and leaves.  Skirt-yoke and bodice of leaves; sleeves and drapery of white chiffon.  White hat.  Carries sickle on a chain and wheat in the hand.

Winter: Gown of figured white mohair trimmed with bands and balls of swan’s down.  White tucked-silk tucker and cord frogs.  Carries a fur muff.  Skates may also be carried.

I wouldn’t recommend the sickle and ice skates.

"Beautiful Woman", ca 1905
Miss E Elliotte, mid-late 1900’s?
(Left) Dress, mid-late 1900’s
(Right) What I’m assuming is fancy dress, Victorian or Edwardian
The lot contains several other damaged Victorian and Edwardian pieces, reflected in the starting price.

(Left) Dress, mid-late 1900’s

(Right) What I’m assuming is fancy dress, Victorian or Edwardian

The lot contains several other damaged Victorian and Edwardian pieces, reflected in the starting price.

(Left) Silk dress, ca 1865
(Right) Mourning dress on which little information is given, ca 1907-08? (my guess)
Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

(Left) Silk dress, ca 1865

(Right) Mourning dress on which little information is given, ca 1907-08? (my guess)

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Evening or dinner dress, 1906 New York, Lord & Taylor (ad in Burr-McIntosh Monthly)

Evening or dinner dress, 1906 New York, Lord & Taylor (ad in Burr-McIntosh Monthly)

Dresses and capes, 1906 US, the Delineator
Orientalist caps, ca 1907 France

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