Thursday, March 6, 2014

1780's Robe A La Anglaise PLAID

From the seller:

A rare 18th century 1790’s blue shimmering silk open robe dress. The color shows best in the close up photos. The fabric also has a white, orange, and gold stripe. The dress is all hand stitched. The bodice is lined with home spun linen. The skirt is unlined and opened in the front. It is being displayed over a later period cored cotton petticoat that is not included but is being offered in a separate auction. At some point brass hooks and eyes were added to the front of the bodice. They can easily be removed or left for display purposes. The condition for this 223 years old dress is very good. There is some light underarm discoloration mostly to the inside lining, some fraying and period mend on the edge of the sleeve cuffs. (See photo.) The skirt hemline has some areas of fraying and period mends and the front waist has a 2 inch split that is mostly hidden by the bodice. There is a 2 inch circle age mark on the lower edge of the skirt and a few other slightly larger than pea size marks in the same area. A beautiful and very rare 18th century dress. Dresses from this time period are rarely seen on the open market. Bust 31 Waist 23 Skirt length 40.

From Me:

The dress looks green to me but the seller claims it's blue. It's not 1790's, either way. It's 1780's. :-)