Monday, January 30, 2012
Very Late Victorian wrapper
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.
This is so lovely for it's simple lines and wonderful print.