CIVIL WAR ERA BLACK SILK TAFFETA MOURNING BODICE FOR DRESS W PADDED BUST. Dating to the Civil War era, fashioned of a black silk taffeta and fully sewn by hand throughout. Sleeves set off the shoulder with a pipe seam at the top, full balloon fullness throughout the sleeve in crescent shape with the bottom trimmed in box pleat silk velvet trimmed ruffles.
The top of the sleeve is also turned in silk velvet in design. Closes up the front with small knit bob buttons, the interior is fully lined and polished cotton with very large bus padding on each side.
As seen two pinheads to the piping on the waist... The only flaw, strong and could be worn if desired, definitely museum collection worthy and such exceptional condition. Bust: 30 Waist: 24 Shoulders: 17 Sleeve: 19 Length: 13. Vintage and antique items ARE NOT new items. 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. The item "CIVIL WAR ERA BLACK SILK TAFFETA MOURNING BODICE FOR DRESS W PADDED BUST" is in sale since Wednesday, January 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "jamiexmas*" and is located in Southbridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.