Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Edwardian Burgundy Dress

From the seller:

This deep red wedding dress from the 1880s has beautiful detail and with beautiful needle work and an elegant shape. The top has two layers of sheer fabric and the outer layer has delicate, expertly sewn pleats. The sheer fabric is found on the upper back and front, the high collar and the long, slim sleeves. The top of the collar and the edge of the bottom of the sleeves. The sheer fabric is undamaged. At the front and back below there is exquisite lace. The same lace is appliqued on the exterior upper section of the sleeves.

The back of the top is fastened by hooks and eyes. The other fabric on the top is satin. Strips of red satin appliqued with a lovely serpentine pattern go front the waist at the front to the waist on the back. There is a detached belt (25" with hook and eye fasteners) in the same satin with the serpentine overlaid pattern. The full skirt is made of the same dark red satin and there are four 16'' inch panels with the serpentine pattern on the top of the skirt. Measurements: 41" from the waistband to the bottom of the hem; 22" waist; 34" bust. Condition: this dress is too fragile to wear; it's only suitable for display; as a pattern, or for salvaged remnants. There is considerable damage around the waist and directly below it, and some damage around the waist of the top. The plain satin has a significant number of splits. For display purposes, the gown can easily be arranged to conceal the slits in the satin or the skirt can be reworked. It has dainty pleats at the bottom of the skirt. It has been in storage since it was worn originally, so there is almost no fading. It's a beautiful design with excellent workmanship.

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From Me:

So, this is very much 1900's (about 1907) and I would be shocked if this had ever been a wedding dress.

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