This is from my husbands family in Pennsylvania and been in storage.. We took this to the Antique's Roadshow and was told it is a high end dress from the 1890's.
I thought the buttons were glass and he informed me they were made of coal. We are letting it go because we want someone to enjoy it instead of it being kept in a container for over 100 years. I tried to try it on when I was like 110 lbs and couldn't get me arms in it...The item "1890s Antique Unique Black Hand Beaded Coal Buttons High End Victorian Dress" is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "sail2treasure" and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda.