Gorgeous for display or design inspiration!! There are little metal hook and eye clasps all up the back and at the waist for closing. Absolutely stunning pleating design on the breast and all the way down each arm!! The skirt also has lovely pleating. I didnt iron as best to keep fussing with this outfit to a minimum due to its age.Skirt : 26 inches around, 42 inches long. Bodice : 24 inches around, 17 inches long from neck to waist, 16 inch chest laid flat, 17 inches sleeves, 15 inch shoulders. CONDITION : This set is in remarkable condition, but there are some flaws that are often inherent in textiles of this age. It's unwashed and has light storage dust and must. The lace is loose at one cuff. The lace at the collar has small holes and should be treated delicately. Remarkably the gray fabric still feels rather sturdy, but it is a light weight so please use caution!
There are pale storage marks on the shoulders and a few other small marks on the bodice. There are a few tiny holes on the shoulders as well. The very top of the waist on the skirt is unfinished, perhaps it used to attach to the bodice? There are small marks here and there on the skirt and the lowest part at the hem is a bit discolored. Condition reflected in the price!The item "Antique Dress skirt & bodice set American 19th Century Silk and Cotton Silvery" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Other Antique Textiles". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont.
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