Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turn of the Century Black Lace Dress

From the seller:

A stunning 1890’s black lace and velvet Belle Epoch period dress.  The label reads  Chevalier Boston. The black lace and velvet fabric is laid over a white silk foundation.  The bodice has a beaded front lace insert.  The high neck collar is made of aqua blue velvet.  The collar has long fringe trimmed streamers that cascade down the front of the bodice.  The bodice is lined with white silk and has a front hook and eye closure.  The skirt hemline is trimmed with two ruffles of black chiffon.  It is lined with white silk.  The skirt has a long back sweep.  The dress is in very good condition.  There is no underarm discoloration and the lining is in excellent condition. There is only one small split in the lining on the shoulder area   There is one small pea size hole in the lace.  Bust 34 Waist 28 Front skirt length 40 Back length 46.  

From Me:

Same seller as a couple of days ago.  Sorry I didn't get to them sooner!  EDIT: YAY! He relisted it. This is very late 1890's. 

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