Monday, January 30, 2012

Very Late Victorian wrapper




From the seller:

A lovely original circa 1897 lady's floral calico printed cotton house dress, or wrapper, with a stylish Watteau back. A cotton lined under bodice with white china buttons, a front opening that buttons to the waist, a fashionable loose fitting front, fitted sleeves with turned split cuffs, a silk faille asymmetrical collar, and an inverted pleat fitted back to the full unlined skirt. This dress could have served for maternity as well. In clean sound presentable condition, with a few moisture spots to the collar, two small holes in the skirt, a few pin dot age flaws and holes, and an area above the back hem with a modern back patch and machine mending. All is reflected in the reserve price for this charming late Victorian house dress.

From Me:
This is so lovely for it's simple lines and wonderful print.

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