Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1850's Brocade Dress

From the seller:

Original Antique Victorian Silk Brocade Day Dress w Trim Lace Late 1800's

An authentic Antique Victorian Dress in a gorgeous silk brocade fabric from the late 1800's. Elegant trim that is purple velvet with fringe. Four (4) beautiful accents to look like buttons that are wood with looped fringed. The interior sleeves are a netted lace with a more decorative finished lace at end and a strip of velvet for tightening. Bottom of hem has a deep lining. Boned and lined bodice. A few hooks need replacing up the front need replacing.

Please see my other clothing and accessories from this era and I also have vintage clothing on eBay. Combined shipping is offered.

Condition: Bottom edge of skirt shows some wear. Some small slits in fabric in a few places. Lining inside sleeves is worn. Fringe detail at underarm is discolored. Wear to fabric at shoulder. Some darning needed at waist as the seam is coming loose.

Approximate Measurements

Bust: 15" across (30")

Waist: 10-1/2" across (21")

Length: 57" measured at neckline to bottom of dress

From Me:

Late 1850's. The pagoda sleeves and the slight v at the waistline are indicative of the date.


  1. This fabric seems so unusual for the time! I feel like I'm looking at a dress made out of vintage saris. Doesn't this brocade have an Indian feel to it?

    1. I wouldn't be surprised if it was from India - the trade routes were still quite open until the late 1850's/early 1860's.

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