Monday, September 1, 2014

1930's (?) Velvet Skirt








From the seller:

Gorgeous silk antique mid 1800's velvet skirt in a lovely midnight blue with a subtle touch of dark green..... Skirt has tears, so I am selling as a pattern study or put on mannequin, or restore it. Hook and eye closure,looks all handsewn. Wonderful antique piece.

Waist 28" Length front 41" Front back 55"


From Me:

Dude...have you ever even seen Gone with the Wind? This skirt looks nothing like those 1860's skirts. Nothing!

*sigh*

I really think this was part of a dress, probably 1930's but maybe earlier. No matter what, it's 20th Century. The way the seams are done and that style of finishing for the hooks and eyes are very 20th century.

1920's Pink and Blue Dress







From the seller:

A gorgeous antique drop-waist dress from the 1920's. It is made of pink and sky blue silk chiffon. The dress is sleeveless and has a v neck-line in the front. It is very floaty and is adorned with beadwork made into roses. The neckline in the back of the dress is also decorated. It is a really beautiful dress. It would best fit a small size but does fit loosely. The dress is in excellent antique condition. Width - 14 inches Underarm to underarm - 17 1/2 inches Length - 39 1/2 inches

From Me:

My inner five year old *loves* this...I don't. It's a bit odd for the 1920's - like it was trying for Boué Soeurs and failed.

Late 1920's/Early 1930's dress with cape









From the seller:

circa 1920's
silk crepe
pale blue dress with embroidered flowers
cut on the bias
creme silk crepe bib that ties at neck
attached to dress
a few holes as seen in photo's
but still wearable and could be sewn up
lovely original flapper dress

measures lying flat:
dress is cut on a bias so has stretch to it.

armpit to pit 14"
armpit opening 7"
waist 14"
there is not really a waist on flapper dresses so this is mid point
across shoulder 12"
neck to hem 37"


From Me:

I think it might really be rayon and between 1929-1931.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Men's Frock Coat












From the seller:

RARE Gents European Brown Silk Embroidered Tail Coat ca 1750

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This gorgeous gents coat is made from a light brown silk satin and is heavily embroidered in pastel silk floss. It has a full skirt in back, pocket flaps and deep cuffs. It's trimmed with embriodered silk buttons. Underarms are very slightly discolored, some embroidery loss, mostly on some buttons, both elbows mended, a few small frayed spots mainly in seams, lining soiled and worn at the back of the neck area. De-accessioned from the Met. Museum of Art. It measures 34 inches around the chest, across the back shoulder is 14 1/2 , sleeve is 23 and it's 42 inches long. I think it's in great condition for the age and a real beauty to add to a collection.


From Me:

I'm all about those cuffs! They still have the earlier styling to them but the coat itself is taking on the style that would be popular well into the late 18th century.

Men's Frock Coat













From the seller:

RARE Gents French Velvet Embroidered Tail Coat ca 1760

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This gorgeous gents coat is made from a grape colored velvet and is heavily hand embroidered in silk floss. It has a very full skirt in back, pocket flaps and deep cuffs. It's trimmed with embrioderd covered velvet buttons. Underarms are very slightly discolored, half of the collar was reduced on the top edge, facings were replaced minor fade, there's stitches around the hip area of the jacket as if it was shortened for a younger member of the family. De-accessioned from the Met. Museum of Art. It measures 38 inches around the chest, across the back shoulder is 12 , sleeve is 24 1/2 and from base of neck to bottom edge in back is 39 3/4 inches. I think it's in excellent condition for the age and a real beauty to add to a collection.


From Me:

I'm curious on the dating since it doesn't look mid 18th Century to me. (Honestly, the embroidery looks much later to me.) But it was once part of the Met so...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Edwardian Dressing Gown













From the seller:

AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN VICTORIAN 1800'S SATIN NEEDLE LACE TEA GOWN TROUSSEAU KIMONO SLEEVES EMBROIDERY~circa around 1880's
Kimono style sleeves with points with Silk chiffon ruffled interior of cuffs~Wool challis detail with silk embroidery vertically down the front
Ecru Satin with challis wool backing, so this would have been worn in the winter
This Princess Tea Gown Trousseau Gown was meant to be stepped into~Appears to be all handmade~Lace appears to be handmade
Lined in Silk upper bodice that has shattered & is damaged, so should be removed~Lined in silk vertical closure only
Measurements are 12" across Shoulders, Armholes 16" around each, Sleeves 28" long to point each, Bust about 18-1/2" across front armpit to armpit & Total Vertical Length about 56"~Measurements taken flat~
s&h 3lbs Priority/Tracking or Buyer prepays Priority Int'l or 1st Class Int'l 3lb ~Paypal Preferred~Paypal for Int'l Sales Only~Customs Form will reflect selling price~
Please remember this is PRE-OWNED/ANTIQUE/DAMAGED; SOLD AS IS WHERE IS


From Me:

Late Edwardian/early Teens era dressing gown. Here is a doll pattern for a dressing gown in much a similar style. It's currently for sale on etsy.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/187188246/1910s-vintage-sewing-pattern-butterick?ref=market
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