Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1840's Gold Dress

From the seller:

This auction is for an original 1830s 1840S / early to mid 19th Century womens dress gown. Completely meticulously hand sewn it is created with the most beautiful pale gold silk floral brocade with darker gold and orange shade embroidered stripes. A round piped V neckline, fbaric gathered at center of the slightly raised waist, piped seams, full sleeves gathered tapering at the elbows. Lined with homespun cotton, there is a "puffed" layer of cotton batting ? at the shoulders flowing downward toward the breast. A hidden back hook and eye closure. The skirt is attached to the bodice with uncountable cartridge pleats in the front and back. The hem is lined with a 4" wide natural weave cotton homespun. In extremely good condition, fabric is very sound and clean; a dark spot 1/2" long on the front right skirt, a small opening at the back skirt closure and of course, a few very tiny pinholes. Overall in superb condition. A rare findm museum quality. This dress has been part of a very prominent Washington D C collection for over 60 yrs. Approx. Measurements taken laying flat, closed and across; 14" underarm to underarm, sleeve length taken at the underarm to hem is 16.5, from shoulder seam to hem is 19.5", waist at the bottom of the gathering is 10.5" and waist to hem is 34.5". I must say that my photos cannot do this incredible gown justitce. You will not be disappointed.

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