This is a great early all black shirt lace and silk? Very thin & fine, jacket with glass buttons and taffeta?
The measurements were taken while on the manakin. I have pink paper behind the lace shirt. The shirt ties in the back and has a tiny rolled edge on the bottom.There are silk and lace panels that rotate and long puffy sleeves. The jacket barely buttons with the 34" breast and 24" waist.
There are several gathers and tucks, it is lined and has 18 glass and metal buttons for closure. One tear in jacket sleeve, I noticed while packing.The velvet & net hat has what appear to be jet beads but may be glass. There is a hat pin connected to the net to raise or lower it. The petticoat is black cotton with a ruffle at the bottom. It is not just a simple petticoat with a few pieces sewn together. There is a lot of top stitching and has the fabric going different directions to highlight the work that went into it. There are 2 small snags in it. The cloth is very heavy and slick and has a texture. Usually taffeta is thinner, polished cotton doesn't have this texture and it doesn't seem right for silk. The cloth is strong and secure. The flaws I see are the back bottom of the skirt is missing about 12 of liner or drag cloth.
It is not trim as it looks the same as the skirt. Damage where the skirt was taken in at the waist and two small holes near the front.
You can't see the front holes with the black petticoat underneath. Appears to have both machine and hand stitching. Please look at all of the photos for a complete description. This outfit is BLACK, some of the photos look grey or dusty. Just let me know your plans.The item "RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 1880's 5 PC Black TAFFETA SKIRT TOP Mourning Dress" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "glendive1" and is located in Sidney, Montana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.