For your special day, an absolutely exquisite, rare handmade antique Victorian Irish Wedding Skirt c. late 1800s. The swag style, the altered height front to back, the various examples of Irish Tambour lace were all created on this wedding skirt. It features beautiful, three dimensional flower petals - rose buds that are multi- layered and opened up, swags of needle lace vignettes, hand stitched scroll vines and leaves, and bottom hem all finished with more three dimensional flowers to make this over the top sensational. The skirt is a lovely soft white in hue.
The waist line measures 42" round with opening in back, which is free of hooks or snaps. Therefore, the waist can be adjusted as needed. It has very narrow satin piping around the waist that may have been originally gathered to the bodice. Length at mid front to hem is 41" and tapers to back length of 50" at the longest point in the center back..
It is in overall very good, clean, wearable condition. The lace is soft, supple, and has a silky hand and flowing drape. As expected given its age, there are a quite few tiny pin holes, a dime sized repair on the front, and tiny repairs elsewhere that are lost in its intricacy. It would be fabulous for a vintage wedding, perhaps paired with a matte satin bustier, or a more traditional Victorian blouse. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own an ethereal, romantic piece of history like this! Pairs beautifully with a Tambour lace veil I'll be listing shortly.
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