Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ante Bellum Tan Silk Dress

From the seller:

An original circa 1850's lady's golden tan silk one piece day dress offered for study. A stayed and lined bodice with a blind front hook and eye closure, piped at the neckline, the shoulder tops, and at the gaged tops of the full sleeves with moire' ribbon bands at the cuffs. A piped cartridge pleated waistband, an unlined skirt with a side slit pocket, and a deep faced turned hem. A 34" bust, 24" waist, and 54" from shoulder to front hem. Offered for study, in sound as found condition, with light perspiration to the lining of the armscyes, some small light scattered spots, most to the back of one shoulder and above the hem, some light dusty soiling at the hem, wear to the crease of the skirt's hem, some small scattered holes above the hem, one 1" by 2" hole, one 3" by 3" poor mend at the back of the skirt, and some mends at the hem crease. Shown over a hoop skirt that is not included. All is reflected in reserve price for this pre Civil War period study dress.

From Me:

Simple, but lovely. Take a look at the shoulders were the sleeves are smocked!

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