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Eugene-Louis Lami (1800-90)

Queen Victoria's Costume for the Stuart Ball 1851

Silk, lace, gold braid, silver fringing, seed pearls | RCIN 74860

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This remarkable dress was designed to reflect costumes worn at the court of Charles II, almost 200 years earlier. dress was designed to reflect the costumes worn almost 200 years earlier at the court of Charles II. The bodice is decorated with seed pearls, while the lace around the shoulders has been meticulously copied from seventeenth-century Venetian raised point needle lace, and was probably made in