Saturday, July 27, 2013

Very Late 1920's/early 1930's Green Embroidered Dress

From the seller:

Beautiful high Deco period flapper dress in green silk crepe and luminous panne velvet, with petal pink silk liner. Interior snap bodice, exterior closing to the side and at the shoulder, under arms very good. Abstract gold metallic embroidery thru out venturing into the panne velvet skirting. Wild gathered side rosette. In excellent as found uncleaned condition with single drip stain front of bodice and slight discoloration just to the side of this, faint but there. Excellent example of the period. Chest measures 40", hips 40", length 44", sleeves 24".

From Me:

I've been staring at the sides of this dress for a good ten minutes and I still have no idea what that is. It's interesting but I have no idea what it is. The overall styling is consistent with dresses during the Great Depression.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's gathered, the side may have been cut larger and then gathered down in a circular pattern to form the drapery.