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Super rare and just incredibly gorgeous 1900s Edwardian bodice & skirt set in a woodland-witchy green paisley tapestry print featuring a double-jacketed bodice with velvet details and a pointed belt, plus a sweeping skirt featuring black velvet cording. This print is so unusual and captured beautifully in the design. A tiny tag tucked inside indicates one Terry Walsh once owned this bodice and jacket set. An amazing piece for afternoons in the meadow with the Fey! Unlined, opaque, hooks & eyes at bodice and skirt. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience)
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. This set has some flaws, but is surprisingly sturdy, clean and ready to wear. There's overall, uneven fading and surface wear to the fabric; it's not blotchy, but some areas are richer than others. There's a large, dark discoloration at the hem near the front of the skirt; not terribly noticeable when worn due to the pattern, but it's there. There's a tear in the hem, as well (see photo.) There is some discoloration on the inside of the bodice (see photo.) The silk around the collar is shattering, but no structural impact. I removed a shattered silk insert from the front of the bodice. Overall, this piece has wear, but is priced accordingly and makes a wonderful addition to a collector's closet. 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.
COLOR: Paisley pattern with deep green, lighter green and warm orange-brown.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels; name label inside bodice. Appears to be made of a wool-cotton blend; almost like tapestry fabric. Dry clean only.
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