"aesthetic dress Date: 1879-1880 Two piece costume in cream silk, figured with geometric pattern. Bodice forming lining, silk with cotton fronts. Front fastening. Sleeve shaped to wrist, pleated frill at wrist. Separate skirt in 8 sections, gathered to waistband. Fastening down left side. Pleated frill at hem. Pair of white cotton tapes inside back. Overdress, loose tunic, fastening on left. Centre back cut and re-stitched to give fullness with inverted pleat."
A fine and rare Liberty Aesthetic Movement copper satin tea gown, circa 1897. the waist stay stamped in gold 'Liberty & Co Ltd Artistic and Historic Costume Studio', in pseudo medieval style, the satin over-robe with pleated Watteau back and trained skirt, richly embroidered shaped collar, front robings, V-shaped waist belt, detached over-sleeves and closure buttons, worked in copper toned silk cord, studded with facetted amber coloured beads, with tightly gathered ivory chiffon front insert and