Monday, February 25, 2013

1880's Blue and Red Bodice

From the seller:

Victorian Blue and Burgundy Silk Brocade Bodice

Era - late 1800s
Measurements - 17 inches long, 11-1/2 inches across shoulders, fits 28 inch bust
Fabric - silk brocade
Cleaning - This item has not been cleaned

Blue and burgundy floral slk brocade fitted bodice, has brown cotton lining with boning. 8 fancy metal fruit buttons down the front, black lace on the ends of the sleeves. Edges of neck, front and sleeves are trimmed with irredescent blue flower buds that are glass or a thin hollow metal.

Condition - Fair condition. 8 buttons are missing, some edge beading is missing. Faded under arms. Light fading on the front and back. Back seam splitting.

From Me:

This is so lively! I'm loving the beaded trim.

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