This unusual bodice dates from circa 1890s.
I think this piece was likely altered at some point to add the lace sleeves, which do not appear original. However, it is a good match for the lace overlay on the bodice, which is original, so perhaps this lace was repurposed from the garment or a matching piece.
Bodice is lined with cotton and fully boned. Alternating hook and eye closures down the center front. Inner waistband with hook and eye closures.
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Good condition overall with some wear from age. Some lace breaks throughout, underarm wear and discoloration, staining inside the bodice lining. Inner waistband shows wear.
Wearable with care.
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