Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's Big! It's Pink! It's Stripy! It's....a something!

From the seller:

This piece dates to the Victorian 19th century and is fashioned of pink silk taffeta that has silk velvet ribbons stitched in stripes fully around. The rear points high with hook and eye enclosures on the shoulder and beneath the arm. The front drops with a large bow detail with pinched white silk braiding, each pinch trimmed in an alternate black applique with a black silk velvet bow trimming the center having long dangling tails. A crescent of age color is seen beneath each underarm but the condition is otherwise excellent. Measures 34 inches around the bust, 20 inches in front length, not including the velvet tails, and 6 inches in the rear length.
From Me:

Hi, new people! yay! I'm up to fifty people admitting to looking at this blog. :-D So, this is...1890's, I think. They had a thing for big bows and odd sashes during that time period. It might be 10 years before, or ten years later.

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