Monday, December 19, 2011

Late Victorian Bodice

From the seller:

This jacket dates to the Edwardian era and is fashioned of a deep blue wool, trimmed in silk tapes and soutache in rich scrolled detail. The front of the jacket closes with hook and eyes, trimmed in deep blue silk velvet up the front and on the lapels with the front trimmed in a fanciful stitched embroidered trim. Raised cord buttons trim either side of the enclosure with the jacket having a belt that is attached, has the appearance of being detached with a hook and eye enclosure at the side. The interior is fully lined in polished cotton, the rear has three small period point mends with a small edge wear to the velvet of the collar and a pinhead hole just aside the shoulder. Measures 34 inches around the bust, 24 inches around the waist, and 21 inches in its overall length. 


From Me:

This isn't Edwardian.  The puffed sleeves are a dead give away for the 1890's.

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