Dress, ca. 1880. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties. Augusta Auctions
Russian Sewing Chatelaine has all matching pieces - the clip, chains and adornments, scissors, purse, pin holder, needle case and scent bottle holder(minus the bottle). The work is elaborate and it has good weight. The velvet shows wear.The length when fully extended is 15 1/4". The chatelaine clip is 3" wide.