Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1830's Wool Print Dress

From the seller:

This antique Victorian era floral cherry blossom print wool challis hoop skirt dress dates from 1850. It is hand stitched, made of a soft fine woven wool challis fabric, with a colorful floral cherry blossom leaf design print. This gorgeous gown women's dress has a low rounded scoop neckline, short sleeves with ecru silk trim edging the full flared cuffs, a fitted waistband with pleated gathers and long floor length full hoop skirt. There are hook closures down the back. The dress measures 55 inches long, with a 24 inch waist, 32 inch bust and 12 inch back. It is in as-is fair condition, with several frayed holes in the skirt and sleeve (see close-up). There are also mended repairs under the arms. This is a rare and wonderful piece of early Victoriana textile art which would be great for design, restoration, study or pattern!

From Me:

I'm not sure why the seller would think this is from the 1850's. The waist line and the way the sleeves are set suggest a mid 1830's date instead.


  1. Yeah, that doesn't make sense. Everything about the cut, not to mention that glorious viney botanical print, scream 1830s.

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