Antique Victorian Silk Two Piece Bustle Dress~corset Lace Front~for Study For Sale
WE WILL BE AWAY FROM TUESDAY JULY 23 THROUGH SATURDAY JULY 27 AND WILL HAVE LIMITED INTERNET ACCESS. For your consideration today, we have a Victorian two piece silk bustle dress. The bodice has a hook and eye closurein the front, with a corset type of string closure over the hooks at the bottom. The sleeves have this same treatment at the edge. It is fully lined, has stays at the waist, and has a small tail in the back. The skirt is pleated all the way around, with a ruched front and sides, and the back is puffed, and it is fully lined. Condition wise, this set has many issues. As you can see from the pictures, there is deterioration to the fabric, in a strange way. The top is the worse, a lot of the tan silk is missing, while the colors around the tan are present. It is heavy on the shoulder area and scattered around the top. The skirt is not as bad, but does have this same silk loss scattered throughout, with a couple of heavy areas. You can see this in the last picture. The back puff is unattached on one side, and is held with a pin. Even with all of the flaws, this is still a lovely display or study piece and the flaws are reflected in the low opening offer.Measurements with the dress laid flat are:TOP ARMPIT TO ARMPIT--16" SHOULDER TO TO HEM--38.5"Emails after the sale ends, with offers to purchase an unsold item at a reduced price will not be answered. I have other outlets to sell items, so if you are interested in an item, please offer on it! International Buyers – Please Note: * Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. * Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. * We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. All international packages are now shipped priority mail, or first class registered mail. Sorry for the added 12.95 for this service. The shipping calculator automatically adds the 12.95 for priority mail, but this is only for first class.Email if you would like additional photos, or if you have any questions, as this is a final sale. Please don't wait until the last day to ask for more pictures, or questions, I am not online during the day. Buyer pays actual shipping only, whether you buy one item or several, we love to combine on shipping, and I never charge a handling fee.(Please remember this when you leave your star rating). Our home is smoke and pet free, but alot of our items come from estate sales, and we don't know what the conditions were in the homes. Contact should be made within two days, and payment in five days. Paypal payments ship out same day, or next day at the latest, unless it is the weekend when we are usually at estate sales. (Please remember this also when you leave your star rating). All USA packages are shipped with delivery confirmation. International buyers, if you want to insure your item, you must use priority mail international, not first class. I provide a customs number at the time of mailing, but I will not be responsible for uninsured packages if they got lost or damaged. If you have zero response, please do not offer. Due to the increasing number of non paying buyers, unpaid item cases are opened on payments not received within 5 days of sale end. All sales are final, so ask questions before you offer! Thanks for looking and check out my other sales.