Monday, March 25, 2013

Lace Natural Form Dress

From the seller:


Circa 19THC. a lovelyladies two piece gown made of silk and valencienne lace with added red velvet trim. The label says " L. BROPHY" adress is partially unreadable.This is a outfit that came from a prominent estate on Park Avenue in New York. The family has a long lineage and was extremely prominent in high society.The plain part of the gown is a silk pique.. with deep plush red velvet and has numerous ruffles of Valencienne lace. There are stays in the bodice and a inner net petticoat with a sewed in partial hoop and lace on the edges. The gown needs work , well worht doing as the structure in intact but there is damage in the ribbed silk.. The lace is in overall good strong condition but the plain part needs redoing. The bodice is strong but as said, the ribbed silk has damage .If this gonw was repaired it would be quite spectacular...perhaps skilled dressmaker ,curator can restore to original beauty. Well worth doing.

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See above.All items we list need to be cleaned.
On Feb-15-13 at 05:42:23 PST, seller added the following information:

43-45" long for skirt, 24" around waistline..... Bodice... 17" across chest, 15" shoulder to shoulder... 25-26" around waistline

From Me:

Very much a ball gown from that era. Also, a great way to use up all those old lace curtains I have lying about. ;-)


  1. Oh, yum! This one is in my time frame... And what a perfect use for old lace curtains! :-)

    But maybe you should have a look at the first two photos? They belong to the tan dress.