Saturday, January 25, 2014

Post WWI Wedding Gown

From the seller:

1918 Bridal Ensemble -5 items

No Reserve!

#1-Chiffon and Lace Wedding Gown Circa 1918

#2-Wax flower Veil

#3- Long separate chiffon and satin train

#4-Satin shoes

#5- Hosiery

An antique ivory creme silk charmeuse gown inset with panels of chiffon, with applique on net lace. This ensemble comes with a separate chiffon and satin train-at 9' long!. The headpiece is embellished with white wax flowers and delicate lace. The small satin shoes and delicate rich silk hose add the finishing touch.

All sizes are approximate

Dress size: Bodice -34", Waist-26", the front length is 51"

Veil: 33", 8" diameter headpiece

Train: Total length is 9'3", the first 37" is made of the see through chiffon and the remaining is chiffon and satin, three snaps on top for attaching

Shoes: 9" long


Overall-Please note that this dress has some problems, however I feel the wonderful design would make a great example. Also, the veil and train are quite strong making them very usable.

Dress-very fragile, holes in the chiffon, some stains, lining is shattered (see photo)

Veil-wax flowers some florets are slightly broken, netting and lace is in very good shape

Train-some staining, small holes in chiffon, satin is in good shape, overall the fabric feels very strong

Shoes-satin is worn with small wear spots

Hosiery-small holes

*Please note that I have additional photo's available upon request.

From Me:

This is so terribly lovely. I hope whoever won this auction knows better than to "re-use" the pieces. It's very much a late teens into the early 1920's dress - probably right at 1918-1919.

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