Dove gray Batiste Victorian/ Edwardian dress. Presented here is a beautiful original antique dress. This is handmade of fine silky Batiste in a dove gray color, it is shown on the mannequin with a nude slip underneath (not included), the fabric is lightweight and sheer so it would be worn with an under garment.The dress has an Irish lace collar and cuffs, opens in the front, closes with small round mother-of-pearl buttons plus hooks and eyes. It is made with smocked inserts of Batiste combined with inserts of hand crochet openwork with a woven net design. The skirt and panels have 3 insets of filet lace, the hem has a border of hand crochet lace and is edged with small hand crocheted round tassels. The dress has a 3" wide heavy grosgrain inner waistband with old hooks that holds the waist in place, the band is 27", the dress could be let out.
This dress is completely hand sewn with hand finished seams. Excellent antique condition, clean, sturdy, no stains, no tears, no noticeable damage, there maybe some small age related flaws on close inspection. The listing is for the dress only.
The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item. I do my best, if you have another opinion please feel free to let me know, additional knowledge is always appreciated. The listing is for the items described only, props and display items are not included.
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There is a chance they might have minor cosmetic conditions from being handled or tried on. The item "ANTIQUE Original Edwardian Victorian DRESS gray BATISTE hand crochet IRISH LACE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.