Friday, March 29, 2013

Late 1900s/Early Teen Era Copper Dress

From the seller:

Stunningly beautiful shiny messaline silk copper color and fabric details highlight this lovely Edwardian dress. The un-boned bodice is covered in matching soutache braid. Ecru colored Irish lace adorns the neckline and three-quarter sleeves. A gold metal buckle trims the tiny waist. The skirt is pin-tucked at the waistline and falls fully to a slight train. Two matching fringed tassels hang from the waist down the back of the skirt. Hook and eye closures. Length from neckline in back 53”, skirt length from waist front 38”, skirt length from waist back 41”, slightly high waist measures 13” flat, bust measures 34” on dress form, underarm to underarm measured flat is 14”. Little damage to report: some silk shatters in places at very edge of hemline and back edge of waist band and left underarm (see photos), pin hole in skirt front, 2 small holes in skirt back, slight fading of lace at back top of neckline. No water stains or perspiration stains, silk is sturdy and of an unbelievably beautiful color.

From Me:

I really wish we had a better picture of the back of the gown because it looks breathtaking.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, ladies. I'm from Mexico City. I have a silk dress from the XIX century and I´m interested in sell it. Maybe it's a mourning model. The silk fabric is damaged due to the time. I can attach some pics if you want. Hope you're alright. I send you regards.