Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1830's Dress

From the seller:

A very hard to come by original circa 1830 lady's everyday one piece gown of a rich golden brown silk. A fashionable high waist, and shown with a waist belt that is not included. A ruched bodice with piped seams, a flat felled neckline, stylish gigot sleeves that are piped on the seams, and a directionally pleated waistband with a drawstring back closure with long ties. The bodice is lined in sarcenet. The skirt has a deep cotton facing that travels one half the height of the skirt. 15" from shoulder to shoulder, a 32" bust, 26" waist, and 50" from shoulder to front hem. In sound as found condition, with color variation due to the fact that the silk is not color fast. Wear to the lining at the back opening, period darn mends and one patch to the armscyes, and some minor wear from normal use. It is hard to discern whether there is color variation or some staining to the skirt, likely from being caught in the weather. All is reflected in the reserve price for this charming original circa 1830 day dress, a rare survivor.

From Me:

The belt is Art Deco. The dress is 1830's. My guess is that the color was originally something very different from what we see here.

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