Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mid Edwardian Lawn Dress with Incredible Detail Work & Lace Insertition
From the seller:
This auction is for a beautiful antique Edwardian era Cotton Lawn Batiste Lace Garden Party or Wedding dress. It is so much better in person than in our terrible pictures. This antique Edwardian era cotton batiste lace dress dates from around 1910 or a little earlier.. It is made of a sheer fine cotton batiste lawn fabric, with embroidered cut work and Valenciennes French bobbin lace inserts. This lovely lace long floor length dress has a sweeping train in the back. It is sheer and unlined so you would need to wear a slip under it. Dress has a high lace neck and it buttons down the back of the bodice with 12 tiny lace covered buttons. Dress measures 19 1/2" across from underarm to underarm, bust is 20 1/2" across, waist is 15" across and it is 62" long from shoulder to bottom of hem. This dress is cut open in the back from the waist down so it will need to be repaired. There are also some stains and a few small holes but it is still a stunning dress. We love rare and odd items, please bookmark us as a favorite seller as we list new items almost every day. Auntbee is always happy to combine multiple item purchases to save on your shipping charges!
First, that front of the skirt and that detail in the bodice are absolutely droolworthy. Second, the measurements: the lady that wore this dress was probably about a modern size 14. Although the 30" waist would be a modern size 10, you typically need to add 4" due to the corset to get an idea of how large the people wearing the clothing really were.
Probably from around 1906.