Beautiful lavender silk dress circa 1860s with fabulous hand knotted silk fringe trim and trained skirt.
Hook and eye closures down the front of the bodice with decorative silk buttons. Single deep pocket on one side of the skirt.
Remnants of a tag sewn into the bodice may indicate this piece was once part of a museum collection.
Would be a beautiful study or display piece.
Machine and hand sewn.
+++ Measurements +++
55" front length
63" back length
+++ Condition +++
Overall fair to good condition with some flaws to note:
- Some areas of splitting/tearing in the silk
- Several light brown stains throughout
- Missing one hook closure
- Color has faded over time
- Some holes in the lining
- Some wear along the hem
Due to her age, I would not recommend this piece for wearing.
+++ 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.