CIVIL WAR ERA 1860S BLACK SILK TAFFETA MOURNING BODICE W PUFF BISHOP SLEEVES. ACQUIRED FROM A MUSEUM DE-ACCESSION. SEWN FULLY BY HAND THROUGHOUT. FASHIONED OF A BLACK SILK TAFFETA WITH A FAN OF BONING ON EITHER SIDE OF THE WIAST AND LINED IN POLISHED COTTON WITH BUST PADDING ON EACH SIDE.LARGE FULL BISHOP SLEEVES WITH PIPED SEAMS AT THE TOP ARM AND A TURNED UP BOTTOM CUFF TRIMMED IN BLACK SILK VELVET WITH PIPING AT THE EDGE AND VENT. SILK TAFFETA TABS WITH VELVET EDGING TRIM THE TOP OF EACH SLEEVE. EACH UNDERARM HAS SEEN A PATCHED MEND WITH A SMALL WEAR HOLE TO THE PIPING AT THE CENTER NECKLINE. THE BUTTONS WERE REMOVED FROM BOTH THE FRONT AND CUFFS. A WONDERFUL PIECE OF MID 19TH CENTURY MOURNING ATTIRE.
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_gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). The item "CIVIL WAR ERA 1860S BLACK SILK TAFFETA MOURNING BODICE W PUFF BISHOP SLEEVES" is in sale since Thursday, October 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Tops". The seller is "jamiexmas*" and is located in Southbridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.