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Antique Vtg 1880s Victorian Belgian Brussels Lace Silk Wedding Gown Bridal Dress For Sale
Antique Vtg 1880s VICTORIAN BELGIAN BRUSSELS LACE SILK WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL DRESS
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A superb antique 1880s Victorian silk and Belgian Duchesse lace 1-piece wedding gown in a warm ecru.... Part of a museum deaccession collection, this volumously bustled gown with train features a boned pleated v-neck bodice with neckline embellished with Belgian lace, self bows at the shoulders, and pleated sheer striped short sleeves. It has front closure with self buttons, and the skirt is decorated with angeled pleats fanning out from the left side over a double band of pleats at the hem, and left side verticle pleats with a band of ruching. The skirt back is gathered for fullness with inside tapes over a volumous stiffened crinoline underskirt support. Measurements as follows:
-overall length along the front ~58in
-overall length along the back ~77in
-width along skirt bottom edge ~57in
-width of waist ~11&1/2in
-bodice width shoulder-to-shoulder ~15&1/2in
-bodice width armpit-to-armpit ~17in
In overall good, wearable condition considering age with expected age yellowing, some soliage most notably along the skirt bottom and underskirt, a few areas of unraveld stitches with missing hooks, and a some spots. The lace along the neckline has some breaks/shredding, and the sleeve fabric has shredded, with some underarm stains. Please enlarge photos for details.