Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perfect Mid 1890's Autumn Dress

From the seller:

2-piece, cinnamon silk satin w/ small brocade motifs in mauve & green, bodice w/ rust velvet deep yoke, leg o' mutton sleeves, front trimmed w/ gold & crystal bead appliqués & fringe, trained skirt w/ knife pleated bustle, B 33", W 26", Skirt L 39"-54",(minor bead loss, unstitched appliqué areas) Item Condition: Very good. The dress came from the Brooklyn Costume Museum. Photographs are true to color. Stored in archival clothing box and tissue paper. Box and paper is included. NON-SMOKER.

From Me:

Probably about 1894 based on the upper arm pumpkins....