Friday, December 9, 2011

Regency Era Dress

From the seller:

This is a rare antique early empire silk gown made about 1815 of light brown silk. The gown has a high waist and very long sleeves which would date it to the 1815 period when sleeves were at their longest. The cuffs have flounces and early hooks and embroidered eyes. The dress closes in back with silk ties at the gathered neckline and the waistline gathers in a casing with a silk ribbon that matches the dress. The bodice is lined in both homespun linen in the back and silk in the front and the sleeves have a three-quarter lining in a stiff fabric, completely original. There is some evidence that the front neckline might have been gathered in four sections of swags. The dress is in overall very good condition considering it is 200 years old-there is a small hole that shows on the lower front skirt as seen in the photo. Part of the bottom skirt facing is missing along with a portion of the small roll to the finished edge, but it does not show or detract from the appearance of the dress. The dress is completely hand-sewn. Paypal payment due within three days of auction end. Thanks for looking.

From Me:

I love the styling on this one! The back detail is fascinating.

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