Friday, September 27, 2013

American Civil War Printed Silk Dress

From the seller:

Here is a Lovely ANTIQUE 19THC SILK GREEN & BLACK FLORAL PATTERNED DRESS WITH PAGODA LOOKING SLEEVES. I know very little about antique dresses myself (I'm just a guy), but looks like it may be Civil War Era vintage. There were a number of nice period dresses and bonnets in the estate auction where I purchased this dress. The dress from the top of the neck to the bottom is approx. 55" long. It has green silk covered buttons in the front. There are what look like more recent metal clasps and eyelets which hook on the inside. There is a newer white linen tag on the inside of one of the sleeves with a number on it which may be a collection inventory number of some kind? It is not in perfect condition. There are a number of tear and deterioration spots to the top layer silk with worst areas around the top neck and tops of sleeves areas. There are also a number of reinforcement stitch repairs to other tear lines around the bottom of dress (see close-up example) and several in middle of dress too. Still, a very pretty antique dress. There is no bad odor to dress.

Look for my other nice Old Items I am listing as well. See listing for payment and shipping details. Feel free to email me with any questions. Thanks for looking!

On Sep-14-13 at 16:23:47 PDT, seller added the following information:

NOTE: It's been suggested I add dress dimensions to description, so I will do my best. Laying the dress flat and measuring across Bust and multipying x2 is approx. 34" Bust. Measuring the waist across flat and multiplying x2 it is approx. 27" Waist. Hanging the dress from a hanger with front buttoned up, it is more like 53" long from top to bottom from the front and maybe more like 55" measuring from the rear. I'm not an expert at measuring dresses, so please use these as approximations.

From Me:

I love that the sleeves are lined with the green silk only so far and then you see that cotton lining. Also, another example that the Victorians loved color!

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