Velvet collar with gold metallic braid. Cascades of ruffles and pleats. AS IS condition, for fabric, repair, restore. Presented here is an absolutely gorgeous early Victorian dress, the style is stunning.
The gown is made with corset boning inside the bodice, mostly hand sewn, the dress is lined in muslin and a full bodied fabric in the back. The burgundy silk is overall good. It has a velvet collar with a wired edge so it stands up, edged with gold metallic braid. The skirt falls in cascades of ruffles and pleats with a fabulous puffed full bustle back. Adored with silk rosette ribbons down the skirt.It opens in the front and closes with covered hidden buttons down one side. Incredible dress but does have issues, it is a very tiny size. The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item. I do my best, if you have another opinion please feel free to let me know, additional knowledge is always appreciated. The listing is for the items described only, props and display items are not included.
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There is a chance they might have minor cosmetic conditions from being handled or tried on. The item "ANTIQUE Civil War DRESS Victorian Burgundy Gray SILK Bustle AS IS repair restore" is in sale since Saturday, June 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.