Thursday, November 10, 2011

1890's Brown and Burgundy Walking Suit










From the seller:

YOU ARE VIEWING AN AUTHENTIC BROWN SILK WINTER BUSTLE DRESS. THE BUSTLE IS NOT WITH IT BUT THE RINGS AND LOOPS FOR ATTACHING IT ARE SEWN INSIDE THE DRESS. THIS IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THIS IS SUCH A SMALL SIZE THAT I COULD NOT FIND A DRESS FORM TO FIT IT. THE BODICE AND THE SKIRT ARE FULLY LINED. YOU CAN SEE THE LARGE AMOUNT OF BONING IN THE BODICE. NOTICE THE PLUM COLORED FRONT OF THE BODICE- THERE IS A DOUBLE LAYER OF BLIND HOOK/EYE CLOSURES FOR THE BODICE. THE COLLAR AND CUFFS ARE DELICATE LACE WHICH IS BECOMING DETACHED-BUT NOT TORN. THERE ARE BOWS DECORATING THE SLEEVES AND THE BACK OF THE SKIRT.THERE ARE NO RIPS OR TEARS. THIS DRESS CAME FROM THE NORTHWEST PART OF PENNSYLVANIA OR NORTHEAST OHIO.

From Me:

It's not a bustle dress and probably was a fall walking suit. Instead, this is a lovely example from the 1890's.

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