Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Edwardian Black Velvet Outfit

From the seller:

Victorian Black Velvet 2 PC Dress w Train MED

This lovely ca 1905 gown is made from a luxurious black velvet. The bodice has had the trim removed, but otherwise in good condition. It's lined in black glazed cotton. The sleeves are trimmed with a lovely Duchesse styled tape lace. It hooks down the front and the velvet crosses over at the waist to hook at the side front. It measures 38 1/2 inches around the bust, back shoulders about 16 1/;2 inches but has a low V back, waist is 32 and it's 15 iches long from mid shoulder to waist. The skirt falls into a train and is trimmed in the sides with braid and ball fringe. Some of the threads on the cording has turned brownish, but could be touched up with a little black dye or sharpie. The velvet is backed with a gauze like interfacing, this is shattering and should be removed and won't make a difference to the skirt, also a seam is opened at the waistband for about 1 inch. The skirt has a nice old label from the McKeen Bros, Easton, Pa on the placket. It was de-accessioned from a museum and inventory tags are attached. The skirt measures 31 inches around the waist, hips are full and it's 45 inches long in front, dipping to a train in back. Overall, very wearable and excellent condition, just trip up the bodice with a bit of lace.

International priority mail includes tracking & insurance. First class mail does not. Although I will ship first class international items without insurance are sent at buyer's option.

Approval for returns must be received within 3 days, as is items are not refundable. I want my customers to be happy with their purchase so please notify me if there is a problem. Thank you so much for your cooperation. I so appreciate your business.

From Me:

...If it's from 1905, how could it be "Victorian"? Queen Victorian died Jan 22, 1901. Edward was well in place by 1905. *sigh*

At least the rest of it is correct this time.

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