An very lovely original Civil War 1850 / 1865 mid Victorian ball gown. This ensemble consists of 4 pieces, the bodice, a skirt, an overskirt and a matching belt. I do not have a mannequin that is small enough so I had to adjust.
The bodice is chintz lined with a wooden stay in the back only on each side. Very lovely ivory silk satin ribbon as the trim and matching fabric covered buttons. The unlined skirt seems to have been taken apart and an attempt was started to create a bigger waist along with inserting a piece of blue taffeta with a drawstring on each side. The cartridge pleats are no longer present however the waistband has been reattached to the skirt. There is a seam open from waist almost to the hem.
A 10 stuff fabric lines the skirt to give it weight and protection. The overskirt is quite interesting, please see photos as it is hard to describe.
Overall it is in good clean condition, the bodice has minimal organic marks. The skirt has a very small pinholes, a small cluster of discoloration most likely from water.
And a 2" x 1" L shaped tear that looks similar to a hanger getting caught on it; it can be easily patched. A very lovely gown that appears to have been started to recreate a gown that would be more fashionable after the Civil War era. This would take a knowledgeable seamstress but certainly can be brought back to its originality. 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 shoes are 9 1/2 inches from heel to toe not what the description states 29.5 that is a typo. The item "ORIG CIVIL WAR VICTORIAN GREEN TAFFETA 3PC BALL GOWN DRESS BODICE OVER SKIRT" is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\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, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, 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, Russian federation.