Sunday, September 25, 2011

1860's striped Silk dress

From the seller:

We have obtained a number of items from a family's collection that they parted with at auction. We will gladly combine shipping at auctions end.please request an invoice

This is a two piece set. The sleeves are 16" long. Shoulder to shoulder is 16" Length of jacket 13.5" The buttons are pretty cool, the bottom two have some bead loss. The skirt looks like a bustle skirt, is light weight, I think silk. It is 42" long, over 57" across at the bottom. The waist is 24.5"

Both pieces have some small holes and fraying

I think the overall condition is great for the age. Awesome for your collection.

From Me:

This is a lovely early 1860's day dress. This is what ladies would have worn in the American Civil War. Based on some odd trim placement, this may have been made over from an 1850's dress.

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