Monday, March 2, 2015

Late Teen's Era Evening Dress

From the seller:

This dress is just amazing. It is all black glass beads, sequence and tube beaded, netting lace over a black satin-like silk shift slip, all attached. Bottom front is just the black satin dress. Dress is about a size 10/12, more or less. It was impossible to measure but the mannequin is an 8 and this fell on her loosely. It is in amazingly great shape although it is slightly fragile and should be handled with care. It is all in one piece and the only damage is a tear on the one arm which could easily be tacked closed. There is some bead loss, no huge gaping gaps for such an old dress. All beads and sequence were saved and will be included.

Design alternates from fields of black sequence to rows of black tube beads with some larger nobs. These are all glass, not synthetic. Dress is very heavy but holds up, it is slightly fragile as noted but can be worn although it should be worn gingerly. This is the real deal here, just amazing. Train is outrageous, just stunning and is lined with the silky satin. Weighs almost 8 pounds.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please ask about shipping fees.
PLEASE NOTE: Most items for sale have been found at estate or tag sales. Although they may have been laundered, please be aware that this does not guarantee that there is not the possibility of residual odors from their original households. Buyer should be aware of this if age, pets, storage dust, smoke or any other unavoidable odors is an issue.

MEASUREMENTS are as accurate as possible but can vary from point to point.

From Me:

The black and white drawing is from 1918 - the colorful one is from 1917. The extant dress still has a train, similar to the dresses from 1917, but the style is very much in keeping with the fashions of 1918.

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