Monday, October 17, 2011

1860's Bodice

From the seller:

A charming 1860’s Civil War era cocoa brown silk bodice.  The bodice has full pagoda style sleeves that are trimmed with thin bands of brown silk fringe.  The front of the bodice is trimmed with decorative tan and white silk buttons.  The buttons have attached brown silk chenille velvet and white silk tassels.  The neck, armscyes and waist are piped.  The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure.  It is in good and sturdy condition.  There are small circles of underarm discoloration and the bottom decorative button is missing a tassel.  There are no holes or splits in the fabric.  Bust 30 Waist 22.

From Me: 

It's a shame the skirt is no longer with this lovely bodice.   I adore the buttons on it!

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