Muslin dress, c. 1845 The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.
Circa 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown. Excellent quality embroidery in neoclassical motif. The gown is a white muslin, only lined in the bodice, and the rest of the gown is fairly sheer. Modified square neckline. Gathered bust. Tiny pouf sleeve caps over long straight arms.
Black muslin dress, 1850-55 (Translated) Black wool muslin gown, with flared sleeves, tight fitting bodice and five strips (tiers) on the skirt. The bodice with V-neck runs from the front into a point and is lined. On the inside of the body (bodice) are the original waistbands. Along the bottom of the skirt a lace tape along the seam.