Thursday, February 25, 2016
Black Floral 1890's Dress
From the seller:
Here is a beautiful original silk 2 pc day dress from the Victorian Era.. Bodice ,jacket is boned and has hook and eyes to close all the way up to the collar.. In perfect shape just the cuffs have been opened at the seem.. not sure why.. Skirt is plain , but a double small ruffle at the bottom of the skirt.. This dress is in extremely good wearable condition..
No rips or tears seen.. No smells.. Clean
Bust 26 1/2"
Base of neck down to bottom of jacket 18" (excluding collar)
under arm to end cuff 17"
I love the peek a boo red hints on this dress. It's just enough to give it a dash of color. However, there is no such thing as "wearable condition" with a 120+ year old dress. Sorry, but no.
Based on the sleeve size and the trimming on the bodice, I believe this to be from 1897~.