A printed silk dress, circa 1836. with gigot sleeves, pleated mancherons, padded hem, bust approx 81cm, 32in Provenance: The late Harry Matthews collection

A printed silk dress, circa with gigot sleeves, pleated mancherons, padded hem, bust approx Provenance: The late Harry Matthews collection

Dress About 1830-1835 Fibre: cotton (muslin, lining, embroidery); metal; Sewn (hand) M17935.1-2 © McCord Museum

ephemeral-elegance Printed Cotton Muslin Dress ca. James Peck, one of the founders of the Canadian Handicraft Guild and a renowned weaver and dyer. From The McCord Museum.

Dress and Pereline1830sMusée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de...

Dress and Pereline1830sMusée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de... (OMG that dress!)

Dress 1840 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dress 1840 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (OMG that dress!)

Relatively plain gown from 1830s

A pale green and lilac printed cotton day dress, late roller printed with a tracery of leaves and vermicular shadows; wide collar, sleeves ruched & gathered at the shoulders

Evening dress, 1828-29    From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Not exactly "mid-century", but close enough to the look, which I have been including on this board. Circa evening dress via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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