Wednesday, September 2, 2015
1890's Dress with velvet sleeves
From the seller:
A beautiful Paris labeled 1890’s satin brocade and green velvet reception dress. The label reads Mon Laferriere 28 Rue Taitbout, Paris. The satin brocade fabric has an overall dark pink, yellow and light blue floral pattern. The sleeves are made of dark green velvet. The dark green collar is surrounded with a lighter shade of green velvet trim. The bodice is attached at the back. The bodice is lined with silk and has a front hook and eye closure. The skirt has a long back sweep. The front of the bodice once had a white chiffon insert but only remnants remain. This area will need a replacement piece. There are also two pieces of lighter green velvet trim that need to be re-attached to the dress. The dress is in good and sturdy condition. There are no holes in the velvet or satin fabric. The inside lining is splitting and the skirt front will need a waistband. Bust 34 Waist 26 Front skirt length 29 Back length 52.
The front length the seller gives seems very short to me. Perhaps he meant 39" rather than 29"? That gives more with what I'm seeing in the photo. 29" is...mid calf on me? A little higher than that? 39" is almost floor length and makes way more sense.
This is probably from about 1892 based on the sleeves and the lack of a pigeon front.