Monday, July 20, 2015
1830's Floral Print Dress
From the seller:
A charming 1835 cotton roller print dress that has been de-accessioned from a major New York City museum collection. The cataloging number is written inside the waist area. The fabric has a red and blue floral pattern on a light gray stripe background. The dress is all hand stitched. The bodice has short sleeves that are decorated with ruffled trim. The bodice is lined with linen and has a tie closure at the back neckline. The shoulders and armscyes are piped. The skirt is attached to the waist with cartridge pleating. The lower part of the skirt is decorated with padded cording and pin tucks. The skirt is unlined except for a wide band of line at the hemline. The dress is in good vintage condition. There are period mends on the shoulders and under one arm. There are two 1 ½ inch age marks on the lower part of the skirt. A highly collectible display dress. Bust 31 Waist 22 Skirt length 361/2.
Given the measurements, my guess is this is either for a teenager or a very petite woman. 36 1/2" comes about tea length on me. Also, this might be another option for the old curtain along a couple of years back...