Friday, March 28, 2014

1870's Blue Brocade Dress

From the seller:

A majestic 1880’s light blue satin brocade polonaise bustled bodice that has a long back train. The label reads Mrs. M. Modine 1210 Wabash Ave. Chicago. The fabric has a large white floral pattern on a light baby blue background. The bodice has a square cut front neckline and ¾ length sleeves. The sleeve cuffs are trimmed with white chiffon ruffles. The bodice has both a front hook and eye closure and a buttonhole closure. The buttons are missing. The bodice is lined with cotton. The back skirt has ties on the inside for adjusting the bustle effect. It is also lined with cotton. The bodice is in very good condition. There are no splits or holes in the fabric. There is underarm discoloration and a 1 inch age mark on the inside bend of the elbow on each sleeve. There are a couple of very tiny age spots on the skirt. Bust 30 Waist 22 Length of skirt 42.

From Me:

1870's. The style suggests this was made around the Centennial Celebrations (when 18th c esque clothing was VERY popular).

1 comment: