Tuesday, July 9, 2013

1890's puffy cotton candy dress with matching shoes

From the seller:

An elaborate original circa 1895 lady's two piece reception gown in a spectaluar pink floral and metallic brocade with a floral silk ribbon embroidered and beaded tissue silk chiffon over bodice embellished with spun glass faux pearls and seed beads to the front of the bodice, and ruffled chiffon and silk moire' bows. Extravagant leg of mutton sleeves, and a side hook and eye closure. A pink silk taffeta lined very full fashionable umbrella style gored skirt with a back hook and eye closure, and incredible matching shoes. Descended in the Kenefick and Graves families of Buffalo, New York, with an embroidered Petersham that reads "M. Maccand, 1461 Michigan Ave., Chicago." A 34" bust, 26" waist, and 57" from shoulder to front hem. The matching shoes are in excellent condition, with only some oxidation, and a small color stain to one heel on the inner side, likely from glue. The brocade of the gown is in very nice clean as found condition with a small light spot at the back and some pin dot age flaws. The embroidered tissue chiffon is also in good clean condition, The silk taffeta lining, waistband, and bindings are shattered. All is reflected in the reserve price for this opulent circa 1895 gown.

From Me:

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this one was "OMG! Gypsy Wedding!" And I kid you not.


  1. That does make me think of cotton candy, but in a good way! And oh man, the shoes!!

  2. LOL! My first thought was "the original Disney Princess dress!"