Late 1850’s Plaid Silk Dress with Taffeta Underskirt

The bodice of this dress is very similar to the bodice above. However this example is made from purple, black, and white plaid silk taffeta and is trimmed with black fringe. It has antique jet glass buttons. The matching overskirt hem has van dyke points and is also trimmed with fringe. The black silk underskirt has multiple layers of pinked ruffles with rows of black velvet ribbon dividing them into several groupings. It has a matching reticule. The parasol is an antique parasol recovered with new black silk.