Stunning ecru Irish crochet lace dress circa 1900s with a spectacular spiderweb motif!
It has hook and eye closures down the back and a pale pink silk chiffon lining in the skirt and sleeves and a cotton lining in the bodice.
The high collar has stays to keep it upright.
I have chosen not to restore this dress, but it could be repaired and soaked to bring it back to a color closer to true white (though I am not certain how white it was originally) if the buyer is planning to wear this piece. It would be lovely as a wedding dress.
I believe this was a museum piece, as there is a tag inside with some handwritten letters and numbers.
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+++ Condition +++
Overall condition is good for a piece this age, with some flaws to note:
- Some of the hooks and eyes are rusted and loose and would need replacing if it is to be worn
- Missing one "eye" to the hook closure at the collar
- There are some breaks in the lace, as shown
- A few scattered holes in the silk lining
- Some stains, as shown
+++ 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.