Sunday, September 28, 2014

Turn of the Century Bodice

From the seller:

Victorian Silk Brocade Bodice w Lace / Mauve Silk Trim XS

This lovely Victorian bodice is made from black silk brocade trimmed with a band of lace over the shoulders to the bottom in front, it has a high collar a ruffle of mauve tissue silk and a lace ruffle, the embroidered lace ruffle goes down the front, backed in the mauve. The bottom of the sleeves have 3 slits to show the lace and mauve ruffle below and there's a gathered silk satin band around the bottom edge, the back has a large sideway bow. It's boned and lined in cotton calico, it was de-accessioned from a museum and has the inventory tag in the neck. It measures It's 30 1/2 inches around the bust, waist is 23, across the back shoulder is 10 1/4 inches and shoulder to center point front is 16 1/2 inches. The lace ruffle around the collar is torn, the lace down the front is good, needs a few hooks or eyes secured, overall excellent.

From Me:

I almost like the lining more than the black brocade fabric. :-) This is very late - probably about 1898/1899.

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