Gorgeous gold silk damask bodice circa 1840s with beautiful pleating and fringe.
Long, fitted sleeves that fasten at the cuffs with hook and thread closures. Bodice fastens down the center back with hooks and eyes.
Bodice is padded in the bust. Lined with polished cotton. Wide neckline. This piece would have likely been worn for evening social gatherings with a matching skirt.
The fabric is truly stunning. The intricate detailing features a geometric pattern overlaid with flowers.
+++ Measurements +++
Max 24" waist (snug)
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall for her age with some minor age-related wear and flaws to note:
- A few faint stains and some discoloration inside the lining of neckline/underarms
- Some loose hooks/eyes
- Small seam separations at the neckline and back of one arm
Likely best for study or display, but would be wearable with extra care for a photoshoot.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.