From the 1890's, a doll dress in a green wool or a blend of wool and cotton. A little girl style for a bisque doll, the dress is round neck, long sleeves and box pleated skirt. The bodice of the dress is inset with a "V" shape at the center front.
At one time the inset was a stripe silk taffeta and a red plaid. Most of the silk has deteriorated. The neck line is also of the same silk, although the condition is better. Dress buttoned down the back to the waist with four black jet glass faceted buttons. One abalone button fastens the waist. Bodice is lined. Also underneath the taffeta inset there is a black lining material to reinforce the taffeta.
Size: Length from the neck line to the hem is 13" long. 6" across from shoulder to shoulder. 4-1/4" sleeve length. Chest is 14-1/2" around. Waist is 15" around.
Condition: Although the green wool is very nice for the age, you will find a few pin dot holes. Mainly the problem with the dress, is the taffeta inset as it has shredded. I also noticed the stitching has pulled out of part of the back seam of the skirt area. A few stitches would mend.