Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mid 1860's Print Dress

From the seller:

A beautiful 1860’s three piece dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The cataloging tags are attached to the dress. The dress consists of a bodice, separate skirt and belt with a center back peplum. The fabric has a pink and blue floral pattern on a white and black check background. The bodice is decorated with green silk and black and white silk fringe. The armscyes are piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front green silk button closure. The peplum belt is also decorated in the same manner. The skirt has a long back sweep and is unlined except for a band of cotton and buckram at the edge of the hemline. The bodice has light underarm discoloration, scattered light colored age spots on the green silk and loose trim that will need re-stitching. There is a 5 inch period mend on one sleeve. The peplum belt has a few tiny holes. The skirt has several ¼ to ½ inch splits, one 2 ½ inch split and a few scattered age spots the largest one is 2 ½ inches. The dress is being offered for study or display only. Bust 34 Waist 26 Front skirt length 43 back length 57.

From Me:

I just love the print on this one.

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