An original antique mid Victorian Pre Civil War era 1850s gown bodice that has the most extraordinary sleeves. A luxurious shade of royal blue on fabulous silk moire taffeta that is in extremely good, very sound condition. It seems that it is completely, very meticulous hand sewn. Lined in for the day, high quality cotton, 6 wooden stays; piped neckline, the cap on the sleeves, armyces and waist.The Pagoda Capped sleeves are absolutely huge, they are also lined in soft tan silk and edged with narrow Ivory fluted knife pleated silk which shows when the arms move along with the sleeves. A very long front point with a stay only on one side; the right side with the stay has tiny eyelet lace holes while the left side has typical button holes. The points in the front and in the back are weighted. This is a very lovely bodice and must have been quite expensive to be made. There is a cotton waist cincher that I believe is not original, possibly from someone wearing it at a later date.
The beautiful bodice is in exceptionally good condition; no holes and it is quite sound. Please keep in mind, the fabric is moire which simulates water marks; there are no stains on this bodice.Approx measurements are in the box above this description. 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 "ANTIQUE VICTORIAN VTG 1850 CIVIL WAR PAGODA SLEEVE ROYAL BLUE MOIRE DRESS BODICE" is in sale since Thursday, November 11, 2021. 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, Dominican republic, El salvador, Russian federation.