Friday, February 10, 2012

Turn of the Century Black Lace Dress with Pink Lining

From the seller:

This spectacular 1890's chantilly lace gown is in remarkable condition for it's age and I would say wearable too. There is only some fabric shattering in the pink lining of the under skirts but No holes or fragility in the lace or outer structure.

There is ton's of amazing workmanship on this master piece. The boned bodice has tiny pleated insets of silk chiffon crepe at the cuff and throat. It is all lined in pink silk and closes with a multitude of tiny hook and eyes amid the incredible construction.

It is covered in exquisite facetted metal beading and prong set rhinestones around the neckline and the fine toole set velvet leaf trim. I have never seen anything like it ! The cuffs are trimmed in tiny velvet ribbon and close with a very smalll covered velvet button and loop.

There is a wee bit of lining shatter under one arm and slight discoloration in that area inside only..

From Me:

This is actually an early Edwardian, not a late Victorian. No matter it's age, this is so completely stunning. Imagine wearing that into Walmart!!

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