Maria Hendrika seated in lace dress

Posted to The Royal Forums by Marengo on 1 September 2007.

Maria Hendrika poses in a gorgeous bustle-era (maybe mid-80s second bustle era) dress with a lace bodice, sleeves, and over-skirt. Her bustle appears to be pushing upwards to a small extent, also suggesting second bustle era. The next image, published in 1887, confirms the estimated date.

The upper part of her dress appears to include a lace over-dress, a dark-colored vee neck and vee waist bodice and a light under-garment while the lower part of her dress includes the lace over-dress, a light over-skirt and a solid dark under-skirt.

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