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Victorian silk brocade Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads.

Victorian silk brocade and silk satin dinner dress with lace detail by House of Pingat [French], c. 1878 {detail of silk brocade silk brocade and silk satin dinner dress with lace detail by House of Pingat [French], c. 1878 {detail of silk brocade}

Pingat dinner dress 1878 (back)

Gown, 1878 Emile Pingat Cream silk brocade, lace, gold and yellow satin. Worn by Mrs. This gown is one of more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum

Robe à la Française 1760s, Great Britain (made) and China (textile, painted) Painted silk, chenille, hand-sewn, V&A Museum

At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Century Painted Silks: Conservation and Research. References, websites, scholarly articles and books on this topic.

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Emile Pingat design 1878 cream silk brocade, lace, gold and yellow satin sleeve detail: Chicago History Museum

Evening ensemble with matching bonnet, French, c. 1890 silk velvet tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, stamped 'A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris', Augusta Auctions

Evening ensemble with matching bonnet, French, c. 1890 silk velvet tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, stamped 'A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris', Augusta Auctions

Evening dress ca. 1895 From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

1895 Ivory satin evening dress with multicolored Chinese floral embroidery, pearl and braid trim, and inset chiffon, label: "Mme Marie Reeves

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Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), remodeled Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe.

jeannepompadour: “ Dress, 1870’s ”

jeannepompadour: “ Dress, 1870’s ”

Stomacher, Robe a la francaise ca.

ritasv: “ Woman’s Robe a la Française Europe, circa 1725 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk plain weave (shot taffeta) Center back petticoat length: 37 ¾ in. Center back robe length: 60 ¼ in. cm) Purchased with.

The gown Charles Frederick Worth designed for Euclid Avenue socialite Alice Wade Everett in 1879 will be part of the Western Reserve Historical Society's exhibit "Tying the Knot,"

Western Reserve Historical Society's exhibit 'Tying the Knot' features 150 years of Cleveland wedding dresses

An Charles Frederick Worth wedding gown worn around I loved the dramatic elaborate style to this dress and I also liked the soft baby pink colour of the garment. The ruffles of the dress give the dress more depth and texture.

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Laminate cabinets are a popular addition to many homes because they appear to be made from real wood. Laminate is easier to clean and cheaper than wood. You can find laminate.

Wedding dress ca. 1880. Silk. Bustled skirt with train. Rijksmuseum: There was a great fondness for excessive use of fabric around 1880, both in fashion and in interiors. In the latter, this was expressed in highly pleated and draped curtains and seating. Click through for larger pic.

Silk Wedding dress, circa Bustled skirt with train. Rijksmuseum: There was a great fondness for excessive use of fabric around both in fashion and in interiors.

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