An amazing Civil war 1860 to possibly just very early 1870 dress that I believe is most likely a mourning dress. Amazing, preserved condition for its age and fabric. Early machine and hand stitching.The black with faint wide and thin stripes lightweight fabric is very fine soft silk taffeta that has a slight shine to it, adorned with lovely 2 wide black and purple ruched trim. The bodice and skirt are lined in glazed brown cotton. The front crochet / tatted small round buttons (two missing at the bottom and some have light wear) is closure along with hook/ eyes at the waistline. The skirt is completely created with narrow knife pleats and it has a short train. Rare to find in such very good overall. Condition, I have not found any stains, the fabric overall is sturdy; there is some wear in a very few places. This dress is in original condition nothing repaired or added on later.
Measures- Bust: 32-34 Waist: 24 Drop Shoulders: 14.5 actual shoulder to shoulder, drop is 20" Length: Shoulder to waist 15, Waist to front hem 42", Back waist to hem 44. Our storage and office areas are smoke and pet free environments. If you feel there is an issue please allow us an opportunity to communicate with you. The item "2ORIG ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CIVIL WAR BLACK SILK TAFFETA PURPLE TRIM MOURNING DRESS" is in sale since Tuesday, November 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".The seller is "bydenise" and is located in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.