c1820 grey silk dress. Back. The dress has over and under-sleeves and elaborately designed cuffs. Back closing with 5 buttons (top two are original) and hook and eye at neck and waist. Piped applique decoration around hem and on bodice. Pleated back panels. Half-mourning? - Princess Charlotte died 1817, Prince Edward Duke of Kent 1820 and of course King George III 1820. The public wore mourning for Royal deaths.