Two-toned gray silk bustle dress, 1870s. Three pieces in heavy ribbed silk and textured stripe cream silk trimmed with pleated or shirred flounces and bows. Jacket is fitted and boned with low U neckline, center front 7-button closure, and long fitted sleeves. Trained skirt with one side pocket, fancifully draped overskirt with one pocket and bustle back. Augusta Auctions.
Day dress, American, ca. 1870. Three pieces. Purple silk taffeta and black velvet. Bodice trimmed with purple fringe and black buttons; long sleeves. Skirt hem of black velvet trimmed with purple ruchings. Overskirt or apron of alternate stripes of black velvet and purple taffeta; trimmed with purple fringe and self-ruchings. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston