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Lot 222: VINTAGE BLUE SILK BROCADE JACKET AND MAUVE TAFFETA SKIRT, Circa 1895; Mrs. L. Graves, Robes, Buffalo, NY label.

Fashion Auction

by Sloans & Kenyon

20 October 2016

Chevy Chase, MD, USA

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  • VINTAGE BLUE SILK BROCADE JACKET AND MAUVE TAFFETA SKIRT, Circa 1895; Mrs. L. Graves, Robes, Buffalo, NY label.
  • VINTAGE BLUE SILK BROCADE JACKET AND MAUVE TAFFETA SKIRT, Circa 1895; Mrs. L. Graves, Robes, Buffalo, NY label.
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Description: LATE VICTORIAN BLUE SILK BROCADE JACKET AND MAUVE TAFFETA SKIRT, Circa 1895; Mrs. L. Graves, Robes, Buffalo, NY label. Jacket of blue and black silk brocade, with embroidered and beaded netted panel, four cloisonné buttons, trimmed in blue and black silk chiffon; umbrella skirt of iridescent mauve taffeta

Condition Report: In overall fair condition. Stain free. The embellished lace neckline with tears and holes. In fragile condition.


Notes: PROVENANCE: From the wardrobe of two generations of women from the Kenefick and Graves families who lived in Buffalo, New York at the turn of the century. The majority of the garments were worn by Dorothy Dudley Kenefick, 1900-1973, and Mary Beaty Herod Graves, 1895-1990. They descended through the family of Germain Kenefick Graves and Nelson Montgomery Graves Jr., of present day Buffalo.

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