1880s Victorian Mourning Black Silk Bodice & Skirt Set
Just bewitching 1880s Victorian mourning silk bodice & skirt set featuring jaw-dropping floral appliques, stunning black velvet lacing details and ethereal sheer chiffon accents. The bodice has the traditional high-necked design with a fitted waist and billowing sleeves. The skirt invokes Belle Epoque with its lace details and attached silk train. An incredible set for display -- any collector would be lucky to have this one! Both skirt and bodice are fully lined; hook & eye closures. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience)
CONDITION: Fair, as-is condition -- this set is beautiful, but for display only. The silk is shattering on the lining of the bodice, as well as around the waistband of the skirt. There's also tears and holes to the lace details, particularly on the skirt, seam separation at the interior underarms on bodice, tearing to the chiffon overlay on the sleeves and bust, as well as holes in the lace and exposed boning. However, this piece is so beautiful and so incredibly rare to have survived at all, I'm offering it for sale as-is. It will look beautiful on a dressform or used to inspire new pieces. Please note this piece cannot be worn -- it would need significant work, including new silk lining throughout, as well as repairs or replacement to lace details. If it were just a few mends, I would have made them myself! :) Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels, but certainly appears professionally made. Appears to be made of silk.
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