Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hello, 1890's!

From the seller:

Antique 1890s Victorian Formal Dress Copper Brown Silk Taffeta / Museum Quality / Wearable Size

~ High collar.
~ Winged lapels.
~ Pouter Pigeon, boned bodice.
~ Stunning, leg o’ mutton sleeves.
~ Long, full skirt.
~ Breathtaking detailing throughout.
~ Garment is made of copper brown, silk taffeta fabric. Fabric is in excellent condition.
~ Garment fastens with hook and eye closures. Abalone buttons on jacket are decorative.
~ Garment is lined.

CIRCA: 1890s

LABEL/MAKER: There appears to be remnants of some type of paper (label?) on inside of skirt.



CONDITION: This garment is in VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT vintage condition with no stains, odors or holes. There are some very minor tears to lining of jacket where the boning/stays end (please see last photo); just a few stitches needed in some areas of seam separation (please see last photo); the decorative trim/ribbon needs to be stitched back in place on bottom of skirt (please see last photo).

Fits like a modern size: 0 to 2, but please consider fit by actual measurements of garment listed below.


Bust/Chest: 32" (81.28 cm)
Waist: 26" (66.04 cm)
Top of garment to bottom of garment: 19" (48.26 cm)

Waist: 26" (66.04 cm)
Hips: Free
Top of garment to bottom of garment: 43"" (109.22 cm)

From Me:

Oh yes. I'm going with 1893/1894 for this lovely.

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