Hello and thank you for looking. This gorgeous skirt and bodice are French and date from the mid to late 1800's. Wonderful chocolate brown silk taffeta with stunning construction. The jacket lining has rust marks from the ribs, however generally this textile just couldn't get in any better condition for it's age and use.
A rare treat, with the most wonderful black lace decorative detail. The skirt is lined in a hand woven medium weight wool. Gorgeous wool trim around the bottom edge (DR 57).Chest : from one underarm to the other, laid flat : 16.5 inches. CONDITION : This textile is freshly laundered! There is some light water marks around the bottom edge and rust marks on the lining from the internal metal ribs. Generally in remarkable condition, however not without signs of time and use often inherent in these wonderful textiles. Please use the zoom feature to view condition details closely.
Please see my other Antique French fabric auctions by clicking View Sellers Other Items. The item "Antique Dress bodice & skirt Victorian silk Taffeta French c1880 Chocolate brown" is in sale since Monday, February 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont.This item can be shipped worldwide.