Sunday, October 30, 2016
Very Late Edwardian Summer Dress
From the seller:
Beautiful Antique c1900 Victorian~Edwardian Day Tea Dress. This lovely gem is made of a soft white cotton lawn adorned with very fine hand embroidery flowers and delicate broiderie anglais lace and bobbin lace trim and inserts, very fine hand done pintucks. The skirt features 2 layers of lace, the top/upper layer is hand embroidered broiderie anglaise lace and the bottom/lower layer features beautiful bobbin lace. The dress closes in the back with MOP buttons (there are 3 missing buttons). It is in excellent wearable~displayable condition. There is a very well done repair on the back that is not very noticeable. (as shown). I have not laundered this lovely gem. The photos just do not capture the true charm of this lovely gem. I will be happy to supply additional photos upon request.
Bust- 13.5" (these measurements are side to side flat across)
Waist- 10" (these measurements are side to side flat across)
Shoulder to hem- 53"
Both the above fashion plates are from 1910. The neckline of the extant gown is similar the pale peach (lady with the parasol up) dress but the embroidery is more like the white one and the sleeves are like the lavender dress. :-)