Monday, March 17, 2014

American Civil War Era Wrapper Dress

From the seller:

A fetching 1860’s Civil War era printed challis wrapper dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a major museum collection. The cataloging tag is attached to the dress. The fabric has a diamond pattern done in shades of tan, aqua blue, navy blue and pink on a beige background. The dress is designed with a loose fitting front waist and a front tie belt. The back waist is fitted. The dress is trimmed with green silk ribbon bands. The bodice has a camisole styled lining that has a hook and eye closure. The dress is trimmed with green silk decorative buttons from the neckline to the edge of the hemline. The skirt is lined with cotton. The dress is in good condition. There are a few scattered ¼ to ½ inch stress breaks in the challis fabric and age spotting and some discoloration on the green silk trim. A very pretty display dress. Bust 34 Adjustable waist Length from shoulder to hem 57.

From Me:
The fabric reminds me of those crazy prints in the late 1980's/early 1990's. Very neat looking dress! And the ribbon is green so perfect for Saint Paddy's Day. :-)

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