Friday, January 13, 2012
Ante Bellum Pretty Blue Bodice
This antique Victorian era iridescent cornflower blue silk stripe pagoda sleeve bodice top dates from the 1850s. It is hand stitched, made of an iridescent light cornflower blue color silk fabric, with a striped pattern design. This beautiful bodice has a rounded high neckline, with long layered scalloped ruched ruffle flared bell shaped pagoda style sleeves and a blunt point dropped waist on the front with an attached small coin purse pouch pocket. It is fully lined in a cotton twill fabric, with brass hook & eye closures down the back. The bodice has a 22 inch waist and 32 inch bust. It is in excellent wearable condition, with only some faint underarm discoloration and slight age spotting on the inside lining. This a wonderful piece of wearable early Victoriana and a rare find!
Everything the seller said. :-)