Lot 222: VINTAGE BLUE SILK BROCADE JACKET AND MAUVE TAFFETA SKIRT, Circa 1895; Mrs. L. Graves, Robes, Buffalo, NY label.
20 October 2016
Chevy Chase, MD, USALive Auction
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
In overall fair condition. Stain free. The embellished lace neckline with tears and holes. In fragile condition.
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.