Finished with lovely machine lace edges. A front closure with delicate hand tatting covered buttons. The cartridge pleated skirt is quite The lined waistband is flat w/out very much gathering, I believe it was in the process of being altered, see 2nd photo. It will need to be attached directly in the front where it does not completely meet each front side.
The lovely skirt is created to be worn w not only layers of petticoats but also the appropriate high fashion hoop or crinoline. Decorated with very wide ruffles created to match the edging of the bell sleeves. The hemline is double lined and has cotton binding. It appears there was intentions of also altering the waistband to be larger.
There is an 11 long piece on the right end that would need to be reattached with cartridge pleats. Measurements are taken laying flat, closed and across; See Above.Aside from the minimal repairs needed, this delightful gown is in very good condition;There are only a very few very small age? Spots, a 3" x 2" spot between the ruffles. In the lower back; it is not as dark as my photos make it appear. There are no organic marks on the bodice.
Some very minimal dirt marks on the hem binding. And although it is lovely shade of off white, i. T would probably become even whiter if one gave it a light soaking. 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 "SUPERB ORIG VICTORIAN 1850 CIVIL WAR SUMMER SHEER GAUZE 2PC DRESS GOWN VG COND" is in sale since Monday, January 27, 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, 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.