Friday, November 29, 2013

Edwardian Dressing Robe

From the seller:

This beautiful Victorian peignoir is made from a light weight cotton mull, trimmed with hand embroidery, insertion lace, pin tucks and wide ruffled lace. It opens in front to below the waist, then the center front seam is sewn closed, it has a button midway up the front, but needs a button or hook and eye at the neck. The sleeves have a huge flounce and a wide full collar, the back falls to a lovely train. It's lined in ivory silk. The silk has a few tears around the neck and some scattered holes toward the bottom, the cotton has some light stains on the collar, 2 pin head holes in the cotton, a few opened seams and a few small breaks in the lace, but overall good and restorable, spots should easily soak out. It measures 42 inches around the bust, waist is 39, hips are 54 (measuring the lining, the robe is larger), across the back shoulder is 11 1/4 inches (most restrictive measuresment) and it's 55 1/2 inches long in front. OVerall excellent condition, minor restorations and very wearable.

From Me:

The high waistline (you can see it in the back of the robe) and the shape of the sleeves means this is probably 1900's - around 1908.

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