What a find! You don't find these very often and when you do they are usually in worse off shape than this. Black (not sure of the fabric) skirt with gorgeous lace trim, at the bottom of the lace in front are beaded dangles, is made to wear a bustle under it but I do not have one. Unfortunately, as with the majority of clothes from this era this has some damage. Around the waist band there are some spots that have come unstitched, there is also a tear up towards the top close to where the hook and eye closure is. There is also an area around the hem (about 6" area) that appears as if moths got to it, but truly it's hard to see when on as you can see by the pics...it's minor compared to most items of this age. If you need someone experienced in vintage clothing restoration see my announcements page.
I believe the blouse is silk or a silk blend. It has lace trim on the cuffs, buttons up the front and has an attached velvet band that I believe is just meant to tie together. This has a few really really tiny holes that I had to find by holding up to the light....they are also minor for something this age.
You will never find something like this again! See the other Edwardian/Victorian era items I have listed!
Length 18 1/2" (at the shortest)
Length 56 1/2" at the longest point in back (to allow for the bustle)