Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1820's Cream Colored Dress

From the seller:

A beautiful early 1830’s champagne satin wedding dress that has been de-accessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The padded bust line has multiple rows of pleating. The pleating has a center piped tab. The neckline, armscyes and waist are piped. The dress is all hand stitched. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a back hook and eye closure. The skirt is unlined except for a band of polished cotton at the edge of the hemline. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There is no underarm discoloration. There are a few pin size holes in the skirt. A very rare and early wedding dress. Bust 30 Waist 20 Skirt length 37.

From Me:


The dress above is basically the 1827 dress with a sleeve that was more popular the year before.  The hem line in the extant is understated to say the least but it looks like a trim may have been around the hem of the skirt and removed later.

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