It is a beautiful blouse circa 1890 in almost perfect condition.
|Heavily pin tucked black satin lined with white silk|
|Trimmed with black sequin and seed bead encrusted lace|
|Small hidden pocket sewn to the cotton lining. This used to contain a scented handkerchief or posy. You can also just see some of the internal boning.|
|At first we weren't sure why the waistband was a lot bigger than the rest of the blouse but we think it could possible have been a maternity garment.|
|Close up of the neck with lace and beading|
|Beautiful details on the cuffs and rosettes on the waistband|