Rare Victorian Chinese Hand Emb Silk Dress Gown With Hand Made Lace Trims
RARE VICTORIAN CHINESE HAND EMB SILK DRESS GOWN WITH HAND MADE LACE TRIMS. DATING TO THE VICTORIAN 1880S. ACQUIRED FROM THE ORIGINAL NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND MANSION ESTATE. FASHIONED FROM CHINESE CANTON SILK HAND EMBROIDERY WITH RICH FLORAL PATTERNS THROUGHOUT. TWO PIECE IN ITS CONSTRUCTION, THE TOP IS BELTED IN SILK SHANTUNG AROUND THE BOTTOM WITH THE REAR TRIMMED IN CROSSING CRESCENTS WITH FRENCH KNIT BUTTONS TRIMMING EACH SIDE. LARGE MOTIF HAND MADE LINEN CLUNY LACE TRIMS AROUND THE NECKLINE, WITH A WIDE DRAPING COLLAR WITH LACE INSERTED THROUGH THE PUFF SLEEVES AND TRIMMING THE LAYERED ACCORDIAN RUFFLE PLEAT BOTTOM SLEEVES. THE SKIRTING IS IN DOUBLE LAYER WITH PLEATS IN THE CENTER, EMBROIDERY THROUGHOUT THE SIDES WITH A LACE EDGING WITH LACE INSERTED THROUGHOUT THE BOTTOM SKIRTING. THE EXTERIOR IS IN EXCELLENT ANTIQUE CONDITION, NO STAINING BENEATH THE ARMS AND NO HOLES, STRONG AND WEARABLE. THE LINING OF THE INTERIOR BODICE IS MOSTLY REMOVED WITH SOME PORTIONS OF THE BONING REMAINING, AN UNMARKED PETERSHAM BELTING, AND THE LINING IS IN THE SLEEVES BUT SHOWS CRACKED BREAKAGE, UNSEEN WHEN WORN OR DISPLAYED. THE SKIRTING IS ALSO LINED IN SILK THAT HOLDS THE REAR SKIRTING, THE SKIRT LINING IS FULLY INTACT. A VERY RARE, BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE HAND EMBROIDERED GOWN THAT IS ONE OF A KIND.
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_gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "RARE VICTORIAN CHINESE HAND EMB SILK DRESS GOWN WITH HAND MADE LACE TRIMS" is in sale since Saturday, December 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "jamiexmas*" and is located in Southbridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Unbranded
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Decade: Pre 1890
- Color: Multi-Color
- Material: 100% Silk
- Look: Victorian