CIVIL WAR ERA SILK TAFFETA WRAPPER DRESS W BROCADE QUILTED TRIM / FOR STUDY. DATING TO THE CIVIL WAR ERA.
FASHIONED OF BLACK SILK TAFFETA WITH A CHANGEABLE QUILTED BROCADE SILK TAFFETA TRIMMING DOWN THE FRONT, FULLY AROUND THE HEM, THE CUFFS, AND ON THE EPAULETS. CLOSES FROM NECKLINE TO WAIST WITH HOOK AND EYES WITH A GUTTA PERCHA BUTTON AT THE CENTER WAIST.
WHITE LINEN LINES THE BODICE WITH BROWN POLISHED COTTON THROUGH THE SKIRTING AND A BROWN PRINT CALICO IN THE SLEEVES. THE BLACK SILK TAFFETA HAS NUMEROUS PERIOD MENDS AND BREAKS SCATTERED HERE AND THERE THROUGHOUT. THERE IS HEAVY BREAKAGE ABOVE THE BROCADE AS PICTURED IN A LARGE HAND SIZED AREA. THE INNER LINING SHOWS HEAVY STAINING UNDER THE ARMS THAT IS NOT SEEN FROM THE EXTERIOR.THE SILK TAFFETA AT THE SEAMS ON THE REAR HAS STRETCHED AND BROKEN, THE LEFT POCKET IS VERY FRAYED. THE CHANGEABLE BROCADE TAFFETA SHOWS NO WEAR OR BREAKAGE. A GREAT PIECE FOR STUDY OR TO HARVEST FOR FABRICS. Vintage and antique items ARE NOT new items. IF YOU ARE IN GERMANY OR ITALY. 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.
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_gsrx_vers_1146 GS 8.0.10 (1146). The item "CIVIL WAR ERA SILK TAFFETA WRAPPER DRESS W BROCADE QUILTED TRIM / FOR STUDY" 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.