This gown dates to the early Edwardian era and is two piece in its construction, fashioned of a brushed silk that is high in shine with a floral print. The skirting has a full built in polished cotton petticoat with a box pleat bottom, small hooks enclose the rear. The bodice is trimmed in chemical lace around the yoke and high collar with chemical lace applied to a velvet piped over collar, cut with a pigeon front with pleats at the inner high arm and the bottom wrist finished in a velvet cuff. This gown is sold as found, reflective of the condition, each underside of the sleeve at the wrist has seen broken fray, a great deal of fray is seen beneath the underarms as pictured with thumbprints of fray scattered in the skirting and small fray seen around the waistline, just beneath the waistband. Measures 32 inches around the bust, 24 inches around the waist, bodice measures 16 inches in length, and the skirt measuring 30 inches around the waist, 40 inches in front length, and 45 inches in its rear training length.
Although the dress is a rather boring color, the print on the fabric is fabulous!