A very lovely original Victorian Civil War era, unfortunately my photos cannot make it look as lovely as it really is. Completely and meticulously hand sewn it is created with sheer super soft black silk as the top layer and an ecru cotton lining is just for the bodice.
The gorgeous very wide Pagoda sleeves are created with the sheer black silk a whiteish silver slinky silk as the lining which gives them a metallic appearance. The bodice front is styled as off the shoulders and a pleated to fanned waist.It is 6 wooden stays, piped neckline, piped armyces and piped waist. Delightful 2 wide silk purple and black trim and fringe borders the Pagoda sleeves; the trim has lost its stitches on the one sleeve and will need to be reattached. Overall in Extremely good condition, especially considering the whole garment is silk. This is an absolutely beautiful bodice and I cant imagine how fabulous the whole ensemble must have been.
It definitely was worn by a woman of considerable means and I dont think it is a mourning piece. It is an extra small size. The approx measurements are in the box above this description.
A wonderful addition to any serious collection, it is superb for a display piece. Have a great day and Happy Holidays!
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