FRENCH SILK EVENING GOWN, 1888. Gold damask in an abstract floral pattern, One-piece with boned bodice having 3/4 sleeve trimmed in gold chiffon ruffles, trained skirt with cutaway front over front panel with rows of chiffon ruffles, Petersham stamped "A La Grande Maison de Blanc Arthur Bigot Tours".
Made by Mme. Marie Reeves, New York, 1895-1897. Two-piece dress of ivory satin with multicolored Chinese floral embroidery, pearl and braid trim, inset chiffon, and satin self-belt. Skirt has chiffon ruffle at hem and large open pleats at back of plain satin with 2 inset chiffon pleats. Silk thread.