Shirt Waist c. 1890s

vory pleated blouse with a V-shaped smocked bib at the bustline front, back, and shoulder caps. High necked self-ruffled released pleat collar with interior braid, peplum waistband, set in Elizabethan shaped sleeves with graduated puffs stitched down by narrow rows of smocking stitches; with silk gauze cuff ruffle and self covered flat buttons with figure eight loop closures down the center front. Labeled: “Liberty & Co./Artistic and Historic Costume Studio/222 Regent St. W.” Labeled: “Davis & Co. 143”

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