Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pieces of an Edwardian Dress

From the seller:

1900's Silk & Applique Afternoon Gown - Brooklyn Museum of Art: This is a de-accession from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. It has a bust up to 38, waist 26, and the skirt length is 44 inches. There are no sleeves, no lining or boning left. This is a major project. Only about 1/3 of the skirt is still sewn to the bodice. The back middle seam of the skirt is coming undone. There are some hooks and eyes left. It is in a jumper style and probably had a lace under bodice and sleeves of lace. The brown silk is in stable condition with minor wear and some minor spots. With work it could be brought back to life. The workmanship of the piece is phenomenal. Some of the diamond shapes of the bodice have loss of the brides that hold them together. See photos. The bidding will start at $0.99. Will quote reserve upon request.

From Me:

Why would you add pinholes to the antique silk? Just why?

Anyway, it looks like this was originally over a pink silk dress based on the accents. I'm sure it was lovely when it was new.

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