Thursday, April 18, 2013

Edwardian White Dress

From the seller:

An antique Victorian Circa 1890-1900s era wedding dress with pretty French net tambour lace at neck, silky bows and more.

A pretty example that comes from the estate of Marion Post. Scroll down to bottom to read history of this family.

The blouse measures from shoulder to bottom edge 19 inches, bust 36 inches and sleeves 18 inches.

Skirt measures waist to bottom edge front 42 inches and back 52 inches. Waist around about 25 inches.

A cream color.

There's some age spotting and small holes in places. There's spotting under armpits and some small holes. The lining in the skirt is worn and fragile.

I love the pretty French knots, lace trims and silk bows.

This dress was given to Marion as part of her wedding gifts from other family members and passed down to her.

History of the Post - Peters family and her wedding in 1926:

On July 10th, 1926, Miss Marion Hood Post, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Stone Post of 150 East Fifty Second Street, New York City, married Thomas Mclure Peters son of Mr. & Mrs. William Richmond Peters, also of New York.

Mr. William Peters built the family Hawirt house in Oyster Bay, Long Island. One of the old time famous mansions in Long Island and is still standing today.

Marion came from a Aristocrat family. She was the granddaughter of the late George B Post, one of the most prominent architects of his day. On the maternal side she is a granddaughter of the late General John Bell Hood of the Confederate Army. She's also niece of George B. Post and Allison Wright Post. If you goggle the name you will find out a vast amount of information about the Post family.

I wondered if there's any relation to the famous CW Post family, cereal makers and built CW Post college in Long Island.

From Me:

  • White does NOT equal "wedding".
  • This dress is really only from about 18 years before the wedding; circa 1908.

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