EXQUISITE ANTIQUE VINTAGE WEDDING DRESS EDWARDIAN WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED 1900'S. Small, size 8-10, measurements in inches are. Approx nape to hem 55.
Shoulder to base of sleeve 15. Front skirt length from waist 41.5. Antique Edwardian white cotton batiste dress/wedding dress, beautifully embroidered with delicate poppies, fine grasses, stems and leaves which appear to float and dance airily over the entire surface of the dress. Label is difficult to decipher, Hind & Payne? Ethereal white cotton batiste lawn, lavishly embroidered with panels of floral white work to bodice and skirt front.
Floral garlands meander around the hem and there are delicate floral sprigs to the back of the dress. Expertly worked, with further ornamentation to the sleeves and under sleeves/ cuffs.
High neckline with stitched bands of beautiful shamrock lace. Delicate mother of pearl buttons to back. Blouson front with modesty panel /lace yoke beneath. A wide elasticated inner waistband fastening with a hook and eye lends hidden support and creates a cinched in waist.
The fabric is semi sheer and floaty, the dress would have originally been worn with a petticoat/under-skirt I have photographed it without to illustrate its gossamer- like quality. Condition is very good, I note a couple of tiny sepia coloured specks and a small stress hole in the back right of the bodice, next to the button hole placket, this small imperfection is on the bodice foundation so cannot be seen once the embroidered cotton batiste it buttoned up.This area will need perhaps a small patch repair to prevent further damage. The last photo shows a highly skilled repair/darn on the hem, here there is double fabric so very difficult to spot. The very very top edge of the lace neck has some discolouration. A superb example from the period. The item "EXQUISITE ANTIQUE VINTAGE WEDDING DRESS EDWARDIAN WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED 1900'S" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Embroidery". The seller is "20thcenturyliberation" and is located in cambridgeshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.