GOTHIC CIVIL WAR ERA BLACK SILK SATIN BALL GOWN BODICE FOR DRESS. DATING TO THE CIVIL WAR ERA. FASHIONED OF A RICH BLACK CHARMEUSE SILK SATIN WITH THE INTERIOR IN WHITE POLISHED COTTON.
INNER BUST PADDING IS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BUST LINE, THE BODICE IS SEWN FULLY BY HAND THROUGHOUT. FULLY BONED IN THE INTERIOR, SHARP POINTS IN BOTH FRONT AND REAR WITH PIPED SEAMS THROUGHOUT. CAP SLEEVES SET OFF THE SHOULDER WITH A VERY WIDE SET NECKLINE, DOUBLE BANDS OF JET BEAD TRIMS ON THE CUFFS. I SUSPECT A LACE TRIM WAS JUST BENEATH THE JET BEADS, SMALL TRACES REMAIN. NO WEAKNESS OR SHATTER, NO FRAY.
ABSOLUTE PRISTINE CONDITION, COMES WITH ORIGINAL LACES. 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_811 GS 7.0.9 (811). The item "GOTHIC CIVIL WAR ERA BLACK SILK SATIN BALL GOWN BODICE FOR DRESS" is in sale since Thursday, November 30, 2017. 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.