Thursday, December 29, 2011

Victorian (?) Gown Bodice

From the seller:

Antique Victorian lace and silk blouse offered for display... Features a ruched watered silk body with black pleated net lace along the neckline and sleeves, and ruched net lace with alternating floral trim across the front. Finished off with silk taffeta ties along the sleeve edges. Lined with silk with closure via the original snaps. Measurements as follows:

-overall length ~17&1/2in

-width shoulder-to-shoulder ~14&1/2in

-width armpit-to-armpit ~17in

-waist ~15&1/2in

-sleeve length ~14&1/2in

In overall fair condition with the net lace being fragile with breaks which may be appreciated in the photos. The watered silk aspect of the blouse is stable and strong with a few linear breaks along the storage folds. Otherwise, no other issues noted. Please enlarge photos for details.

From Me:
I *think* this is 1890's but I'm really not sure. Anyone have a better date for it?

1 comment:

  1. As it fastens up the back, I think it could be earlier. In any case, it's lovely.