Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stunning 1870's Winter Dress

From the seller:

An elaborate 1870-1880 stripe gold silk moire and satin polonaise bustled and trained ball gown bodice that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The name of the museum and the cataloging tag is stitched inside the bodice. The bodice is lavishly decorated with gold silk pleated ribbon and eyelet trim. The back bustle area is trimmed with a large satin bow and streamers. The back train is trimmed with gold pleated ribbon. The bodice has a front button closure. It is lined with cotton. The bodice is in very good condition. There are no splits or holes and just a barely visible line of underarm discoloration. There is one missing section of trim on the back train. (See Photos.) A beautiful display garment. Bust 32 Waist 24 Back skirt length 59.

From Me:

Oh my! Imagine this with a pastel colored skirt and drool.

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