brown wool w/ heavily ribbed weave. Princess cut w/ long shaped panels & no waist seam. Boned bodice mounted on brown silk, upper part of sleeveless dress is brown velvet edged w/ gilt braiding, also on empire waist & skirt hem. Hem has velvet ruffle
Midnight blue silk brocade and silk velvet dress by Laboudt & Robina, French, The crescent textile of this glorious gown was made in China in 1888 and then included in this gown by Parisian dressmakers Laboudt & Robina at a later date.