Monday, March 31, 2014

Three Mid 1860's Bodices

From the seller:

An enchanting group of 3 Civil War era silk bodices. The first bodice is made of gold floral satin brocade fabric. The bodice is decorated with bands of tan satin. The front has a faux lacing and wide three tier lapels. The bodice is lined with linen. The back hooks and eyes are missing. There is a dime size age mark on the front of the bodice and a quarter size surface only hole near the back closing. Bust 32 Waist 24. The second bodice is made of blue and white silk plaid fabric. It has full pagoda style sleeves. The bodice is lined with linen and has a front hook and eye closure. There is mild underarm discoloration and some light soiling on the inside neck line area. Bust 33 Waist 28. The last bodice is made of light plum silk. It has short tulip styled sleeves. It is lined with cotton and has a back lacing closure. The back lacing is missing. There is a bit of light soiling on the inside lining. Bust 32 Waist 24.

From Me:

I think the red one and the gold one are from both just after the American Civil War - or at least the tail end. The very cool pieced sleeves of the blue bodice though - that's Civil War era. Actually, the bodice is probably another 1850's remade in the 1860's bodices.

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