Wednesday, August 12, 2015

American Civil War Era Dress

From the seller:

A stunning 1860’s gold silk dress that has been de-accessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The cataloging tag is attached to the dress. The fabric has a darker gold sprig pattern. The bodice has full pagoda style sleeves that have a wide cap over sleeves. The sleeves are trimmed with bands of black velvet. The neck and armscyes are piped. The dress has its original organdy attached collar. The under sleeves are not original to the dress but are included. The bodice is partly lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The skirt is fully lined with cotton. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There are circles of very light underarm discoloration, a small period mend near the back armsyce and the lining on the back of the bodice has been removed. A very elegant display dress. Bust 34 Waist 26 Skirt length 38 Width at hemline 126.

From Me:

The dress above is not the extant one but very similar in style.

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