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This is a lovely example of a Victorian bodice for a young girl dating from the 1860s. It is made of fine cream silk and is fitted to t he waist, with a low neckline. It is shaped with darts and the upper part is gently padded. It is fully lined in cotton and boned at the front and centre back, which was fastened with lacing with small eyelet holes. The lacing cord is not present. The sleeves are lined and the outer layer is ruched silk to give volume. They are gathered on to a band of darker silk with a frill of silk underneath. The armholes are defined with piping. The bodice is trimmed both at the neck edge and round the sleeves with bobbin lace of a Bedfordshire type. The condition is really excellent - there are no faults in the fabric and no signs of wear, which is most unusual in a garment of such an age.
ID Code as201a268
Price £124 €136.47 $161.15
This is an Edwardian reception gown of c.1901 in a cream silk satin with an overlay of tulle. It has three quarter length sleeves and the bodice has a folded portion of satin over the under layer. The waist has a fixed folded belt in satin and in the centre front there is a false buckle of pearls and tiny beads, from which hang two lengths of satin ribbon. The tulle over skirt is shorter at the front and curved towards the back and is trimmed with a silk fringe, as are the tulle sleeves which have a silk sleeve underneath. The bodice is lightly boned and fastens down the back with hooks and eyes. There is a flat bow at the waist at the back, and there are some old dress preservers covered in silk in poor condition at the armholes. The dress is in good condition for its age, the only problem is the lengths of silk ribbon hanging at the front, which are in poor condition and will need replacing. There are a few age spots on the bodice back near the armhole. This is a dress in a simple but very elegant style and very typical of its period.
ID Code as201a193
Price £290 €319.17 $376.88
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