CIVIL WAR ERA 1850S STRIPED SILK DRESS W MASSIVE BELL SHAPED SKIRT. FASHIONED OF A SMOKEY GRAY SILK TAFFETA WITH A FINE WHITE PINSTRIPE THROUGHOUT. VELVET BANDS TRIM THE SHOULDERS, PIPED SEAMS THROUGHOUT.
INNER LINEN BODICE CLOSES WITH HAND HAMMERED HOOK AND STITCHED EYE HOLES. GATHERS TO THE OUTER SILK WITH A V SHAPED FRONT.THE COLLAR IS PERIOD, IN A HAND MADE LACE. THE GATHERS TO THE FRONT MAY HAVE BEEN TIGHTER CARTRIDGE PLEATEDMAY HAVE BEEN LET OUT TO WEAR BY A LARGER WEARER. SEVERAL SMALL TRACE STAINS AT THE BOTTOM EDGE HEM. UNDERARMS HAVE A SLIGHT STAINING, MORE SEEN ON THE INTERIOR THAN THE EXTERIOR. NO WEAKNESS OR HOLESSTRONG AND FULLY WEARABLE. A WONDERFUL AND WEARABLE MID 19TH C GOWN. Often for proper fit, hang, and wear ability, pieces will need to be altered and/or adding a hook or snap here or there, with a seam closure or strengthening needed.
Vintage clothing is most often worn previously, and if old stock, often has slight imperfections from storage, a hint of color or odor. Measurements are to be assumed that they are at maximum, if you have any questions, please ask PRIOR to the auctions end. These are antique articles, having the age stated. All flaws if any are painstakingly outlined. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841).
The item "CIVIL WAR ERA 1850S STRIPED SILK DRESS W MASSIVE BELL SHAPED SKIRT" is in sale since Friday, October 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "jamiexmas*" and is located in Southbridge, Massachusetts.
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