Wednesday, September 16, 2015
1880's Burgundy Velvet Dress
From the seller:
A stunning 1870’s burgundy silk and velvet bustle reception dress. The dress has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The dress is designed in the Princess style. The bodice is made of velvet and has a silk front insert and sleeves. The sleeve cuffs are trimmed with velvet, decorative buttons and bows. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front button closure. The front of the skirt is a deep shade of dark purple silk. The front panel is gathered and decorated with several burgundy silk bows. The back has a long bustled back sweep. The skirt is trimmed with wide bands of burgundy velvet. The skirt is lined with cotton. The dress is in good vintage display only condition but does have age related flaws. The front insert on the bodice is splitting, there is underarm discoloration and splitting under each arm. Bust 34 Waist 26 Front skirt length 42 back length 62.
I love this. I think it's 1880's based on the neckline and sleeves however.