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Vintage 1900s' Edwardian Handmade Size 6/8 Black Silk and Cutwork Embellished Mourning Gown

£345.00

Product description

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase such an exquistite and rare vintage find.

Perfect for the Victoriana collector or steampunk aficionado.

In such beautifully preserved condition. We think it was created as an over dress for mourning mature widows - as represented by colour and style. The cut is loose and high necked, with unusual dropped bell sleeves with pintucked detail to the shoulders. The sleeves are cut from a semi sheer silk chiffon with lily of the valley floral applique to the hem edges.

The body is cut from fine and lightweight black silk crepe with a luxurious handfeel. It features intricately detailed floral cutwork embellishment from the waistline down, featuring iris flower heads and many leaves. The design is reflected at the neckline and around the reverse of the garment towards the press-studded closure. There is a mixture of ribbonwork and couched embroidery of a quality suitable, we think, for the aristocracy of the time.

In exquisite vintage condition considering its age and the life it has potentially had.

A rare chance to be the proud owner of such a piece of history. Please don't hesitate to call us at the shop if you have any queries and we will be happy to help.

This item will be delivered to you by courier at no extra cost.

Please consult a specialist before cleaning this garment as any contact with water may irreparably damage it.

Length nape to hem: 49"
Chest: 32" (would fit a UK 6 best to avoid damage as there is no stretch in the garment)

Item details

Size:
6
Colour:
Black
Brand:
Handmade Edwardian vintage
Brand type:
Unbranded
Condition:
Used: good
Decade:
Pre 1920
Fabric:
Silk
Garment care:
Dry clean
Type:
Vintage

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Free returns

within 21 days.
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About this item

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase such an exquistite and rare vintage find.

Perfect for the Victoriana collector or steampunk aficionado.

In such beautifully preserved condition. We think it was created as an over dress for mourning mature widows - as represented by colour and style. The cut is loose and high necked, with unusual dropped bell sleeves with pintucked detail to the shoulders. The sleeves are cut from a semi sheer silk chiffon with lily of the valley floral applique to the hem edges.

The body is cut from fine and lightweight black silk crepe with a luxurious handfeel. It features intricately detailed floral cutwork embellishment from the waistline down, featuring iris flower heads and many leaves. The design is reflected at the neckline and around the reverse of the garment towards the press-studded closure. There is a mixture of ribbonwork and couched embroidery of a quality suitable, we think, for the aristocracy of the time.

In exquisite vintage condition considering its age and the life it has potentially had.

A rare chance to be the proud owner of such a piece of history. Please don't hesitate to call us at the shop if you have any queries and we will be happy to help.

This item will be delivered to you by courier at no extra cost.

Please consult a specialist before cleaning this garment as any contact with water may irreparably damage it.

Length nape to hem: 49"
Chest: 32" (would fit a UK 6 best to avoid damage as there is no stretch in the garment)

Size:
6
Colour:
Black
Brand:
Handmade Edwardian vintage
Brand type:
Unbranded
Condition:
Used: good
Decade:
Pre 1920
Fabric:
Silk
Garment care:
Dry clean
Type:
Vintage

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 2 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



Courier delivery cost: £0.00

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