Pair Antique Fashion Plate Shadow Boxes With Exquisitely Dressed Figures
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Pair Antique Fashion Plate Shadow Boxes With Exquisitely Dressed Figures:
Matching Pair of Antique Fashion Plate Shadow Boxes with Exquisitely Dressed Figures. The colored fashion plates are from an 1870s French La Mode Illustree and the dresses have delightfully minute details and perfect scale in regard to the fabric texture/patterns, fit, folds and contours. The bodices are built up to have a wonderful 3-d female shape and even the hats stand out from the print a good half inch.
Truly an amazing sewing technique that features the ladies dressed in delicate hand made very full dresses and accessories made from silk, satin, cotton, velvet, ribbon and lace. High quality, finely made costumes and framing which appear commercially made to me, ideal advertising material for dress shops of the day. Outside dimensions of the frames are 12.5 by 15.5 inches.
Condition is about very good+ with a few minor imperfections, frame nicks, stains on the back that sort of thing, but nothing that detracts from their overall beauty. Importantly, in front there are no stains, discolorations or fading of the fabric.
Included with this lot are two framed unmodified La Mode fashion plates one of which is the very same plate as one of those used in the shadow boxes. This makes for an interesting exhibit when you display the shadow boxes with the regular plates together as one can then compare the before and after.
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