Rare 4pc authentic antique turn of the century red silk Victorian dress set dating to the late 1890s to early 1900s!! This antique dress set is comprised of 4 garments: a pleated floor length skirt with a slightly trained back; a lace trimmed intricately pleated bodice with the most amazing bell hems, a subtle Gibson Girl-esque pouch and ornamental beaded & bejeweled high collar; an Egyptian 'Cleopatra' style belt with the same embellishments as the collar with three pleated silk extensions; and a pleated neck collar.
Let's start with the skirt, which is fully lined with glazed red cotton and a velvet hem protector. The skirt closes with hook & eye at center back and also has two adjacent hooks that hook onto the back of bodice. The bodice is fully lined with cotton (with exception of sleeves which are partially lined around underarm area) and closes with hooks and eyes down the center of cotton lining. The pleated silk blouson portion does not have any closures. Interior boning found only at the each side seam, the other seams are not boned. No closures for ornamental collar, though a hook/eye could easily be added. Belt I've shown pinned in place as there are not any closures, though again closures could easily be added. The separate pleated neck collar has hooks/eyes at nape.
Please enlarge photos for detail or email for more images. My words cannot do this gown justice!
Content: Silk, lace, glazed cotton, velvet, faceted jewels, beads, metallic bullion & floral and fleur de lis ornamentation
Best Fit: Medium - Medium/Large
Center Front Length: 42 1/2"
Center Back Length: 48"
Length: 17 1/2"
Shoulder Width: 14 1/2"
Sleeve Length: 22"
Length (side to side): 35 1/2"
Height of pleated sections: 9 - 9 1/2"
Neck Collar Measurments
Top Circumference: 13 1/2"
Condition: Amazing Condition for it's Age / Near Excellent! / Structurally Excellent
Some minor spotting hidden amongst pleats (most notable shown); some areas of hand stitching / finishing; minor bead/ornamentation loss; minor wear to neck collar which also needs to be re-stitched under on right side. I have NOT found any holes.
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