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Lot 52 : A Charles Frederick Worth visiting dress, circa 1875. Estimate:£4000 - £6000© Kerry Taylor Auctions

A Charles Frederick Worth visiting dress, circa 1875. the jacket-like bodice with ivory waist stay printed in gold 'Worth, 7 Rue de la Paix, Paris', of puce silk faille trimmed with pale blue silk with gold satin stripes, the lapel bands and cuffs inset with ivory lace, the sleeves with slash-effects at the cuffs revealing striped silk, the rear basque tails with off-centre bow and ribbons; the skirt with draped striped ribbon bands, with rich tasselled gold passementerie to the puce side panel, the exposed inner skirt of tiered pleats of striped silk, bust 92cm, 36in, waist 69cm, 27in (2).

Kerry Taylor Auctions. Monday December 12th at 2pm