Monday, June 22, 2015
1850's Ball Gown Bodice
From the seller:
Emerald green velvet ribbon trimming on the pretty figured teal green silk brocade ball gown bodice dating to the 1860s. Short bell sleeves with fringe, back closure with both hook and eye and holes for lacings. Fully lined and stayed with dramatic front point. Very good antique conditon.
Measurements: 30" chest, 25" ribcage, 14" long to longest point.
Based on the measurements, I'm saying a young lady's bodice. This is most likely from the 1850's based upon the pointed front, the trimming, and the double sleeves. A very pretty piece.