1890s Embellished Victorian Dress, Antique 19th Century Green Silk Victorian Walking Dress with Gold Beading and Pastel Sequins

$350.00

Gorgeous antique mid 1890s Victorian 2pc green silk dress featuring gold beaded and pastel sequined metallic bullion appliqué trim work! The bodice is styled with an embellished layered 'choker necklace' collar, gathered yoke with two rows of the embellished ornamentation, cross-over design with a fabric bow accent that hooks into place at the waistline, long sleeves with embellished hems and gathered puffed epaulet attachments at the shoulders and fantastic seam-work throughout. The bodice is boned at each seam (with exception of two back princess seams) and lined in brown cotton. It has center hook and eye closures extending from the cotton lining all the way up the silk. There are two hooks located at the bottom of the two back princess seams that would have been used to connect the bodice to the skirt.

Floor length skirt with gathers that accumulate more on the right side of center opening. The waistband has two eye placements for the hook to accommodate an additional 1 1/2". There are also two eyes positioned vertically in order to connect to the inner bodice hooks. There is an additional eye located on waistband, however, I'm unsure what it would have attached to. I've left it where it is. The skirt is fully lined with glazed cotton and also has a velveteen hem protector.

A gorgeous piece of historical textile art for a collector or to wear with care.

Label: None
Content: Ribbed silk, glazed cotton, appliqué trim of gold and white beading, pastel sequins and metallic bullion, velveteen

Best Fit: XS

Bodice Measurements
Bust: 32" max
Waist: 25 1/2"
Length: 15 3/4"
Shoulder Width: 12"
Sleeve Length: 27"

Skirt Measurements
Waist: 25 1/2" (outer eye) or 24" (inner eye)
Hip: Free
Length: 40 1/2 - 41 1/2"
Hem Sweep: 130"

Condition: Very Good Structurally (wear with care to preserve integrity) and aesthetically Good.
Most notable is light spotting throughout to portions of silk.

Bodice Notes: Tear at right side pleat edge near waistband. Small stitched seam created to close former small hole. (Bottom left 9th pic and left image of 10th pic). Yellowing to inner silk collar. Light fray to sleeve hem edge. Back left epaulet has 1 small and 1 tiny hole.

Skirt Notes: Darn to cotton waistband with a couple small tears and a few hand stitches. One 5/8" vertical tear to silk with a handful of minor tiny holes.

Please email for additional images - Etsy only allows 10 images and I wanted to show the most notable issues while also showcasing the details of this amazing dress.

Enjoy!

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