A very lovely and rare to find Original early Victorian dressing / lounging robe. This is an "undress" garment would be, it is a casual informal gown. It could have been worn from early morning to noon.
Meant to be comfortable for the lady of the house when she was not expected to be fully dress and was even considered appropriate if a visitor such as a lady friend would come to her room or she be seen about the house. In my many years of collecting this type of dress of this era has been very rare as many did not survive because they were not as important as a beautiful evening gown or a lovely dress from a woman of wealth. Created with luxurious gold metallic and trimmed with a beautiful shade of sky blue silk trim.The construction is fascinating, COMPLETELY HAND SEWN, extremely tight and so many cartridge pleats, piped armycyes, waist and even the bottom of the built in chemise. The chintz cotton chemise has two wooden stays on each side and is a hook/eye closure. A slanted built in pocket on each side that is also decorated with the lovely trim.
The full skirt is lined in brown chintz; the inner sides are lined with a gorgeous shade of iridescent blue silk ; this is for walking when the skirt flows and would open slightly. In very good displayable and study condition; there is some marks on the skirt and. A few small holes;personally considering the age and rarity I feel it is in very good condition. 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 "EARLY VICTORIAN CIVIL WAR SILK DRESSING GOWN ROBE DRESS HAND SEWN W CHEMISE" is in sale since Thursday, January 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\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, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, 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, Dominican republic, El salvador.