Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green 1860's Dress with Stripes

From the seller:

Emerald Green and Black Striped Silk Afternoon Dress with Velvet Trim 1865-1870
This is a two Piece afternoon dress with the original matching self-fabric belt. It is a museum deaccession and has the museum's acquisition numbers and donor identification. This dress was filmed for the History Channel's American Pickers Civil War special that aired June, 2011 (see photograph with Mike Wolf and Frank Fritz) and is on the cover of the 2011 printing of Sisters of the Confederacy by Lauraine Snelling, cover illustrated by Dan Thornberg (see photograph). This novel is available at Barnes & Nobel and Amazon. A copy of the book is included with the purchase of this dress.

Bodice: The bodice is unboned and fully lined, with a center front black velvet button closure (four buttons are present and four are missing). Rows of velvet trim accent the shoulders and cuffs. The neckline is bound in self-fabric. Condition: Good with some discoloration and dye bleed at underarms. Signs of wear scattered all over with the concentration at the shoulders and upper body (see photographs).

Skirt: Two beautiful appliqués descend from the waistline made with self-fabric, black velvet trim and three black velvet buttons. There is a pocket hidden under one appliqué. The hem is adorned with three rows of self-fabric ruffles, four rows of velvet trim and hem tape. This skirt is fully lined in solid green polished cotton. It is partially pleated, has some gathering and a flat front. Condition: Good, with one three-inch split that is not on the seam (see photographs).

Belt: The belt is made from self-fabric and accented with black velvet trim. There is a hook and eye closure. Condition: Very good

Book: Included with the purchase of this dress, a copy of Sisters of the Confederacy by Lauraine Snelling, cover illustrated by Dan Thornberg.

From Me:

This dress certainly has an interesting modern history!

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