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Vintage Circa 1890 Size Small Delicate Cream and Ivory Bodice with Net Detail

£95.00

Product description

This elegant bodice in an off white cream net with flared sleeve cuff’s and a square neckline would have been one half of a beautiful wedding gown or even an elegant evening ensemble with its classical romantic style, accompanied with a bustle and skirt this would have been worn to formal events for a high society occasion or for someone's big day.

This piece also comes with its own little piece of history, as it is not very often we find a garment such as this with its label still intact. The label itself tells us this was made by Misses Jenman, 26 St, Georges Place, Hyde Park Corner, 5W1 which tell us that this piece was of great quality and prestige, being that this tailor came from such an influential area at the time, this area of London will have been bustling with excitement and energy being in the centre of London and next to the queen herself, it is clear this piece is very extravagant and special.

Included with the pictures of the garment is a map taken from http://london1868.com/ which shows Hyde Park Corner in its day from 1868 roughly 20 years before this garments was made.

The bodice itself has been machine and hand stitched together, and uses boning to create structure towards the waistline. It has a combination of thick twill weave cotton combined with embroidered net which covers the entire piece through to the sleeves. It is fastened together using a classic hook and eye fasting, all the way up the back of the bodice along with a supportive waist band which uses a Prima belt buckle as a fastening, this was then later used as a trouser buckle in WW2 by the German forces.

Due to the age and delicacy of this garment it has in fact got a fair amount of damage especially to the inner fabric which has began to fray and has started falling away slightly, along with this some of the seams have become loose especially on the sleeves cuff and arm hole, however this is all part of the charm of the piece as it shows that it has clearly lived a long and full life.

This would be a great start to a collection or even a jewel to add to an already blossoming collection, this is undoubtedly a one of a kind.

Measurements
Front Length: 29cm/11.5inch
Back length: 28cm/11inch
Waist: 57cm/22.5inch
Chest: 90cm/35inch
Sleeve: (shoulder to cuff) 53cm/21inch

Do not wash until you have consulted a specialist

This item will be delivered to you by DHL courier at no extra charge

Item details

Size:
8
Colour:
Cream / ivory
Brand:
Unbranded
Brand type:
Unbranded
Condition:
Used: poor
Decade:
Pre 1920
Fabric:
Cotton
Type:
Vintage

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About this item

This elegant bodice in an off white cream net with flared sleeve cuff’s and a square neckline would have been one half of a beautiful wedding gown or even an elegant evening ensemble with its classical romantic style, accompanied with a bustle and skirt this would have been worn to formal events for a high society occasion or for someone's big day.

This piece also comes with its own little piece of history, as it is not very often we find a garment such as this with its label still intact. The label itself tells us this was made by Misses Jenman, 26 St, Georges Place, Hyde Park Corner, 5W1 which tell us that this piece was of great quality and prestige, being that this tailor came from such an influential area at the time, this area of London will have been bustling with excitement and energy being in the centre of London and next to the queen herself, it is clear this piece is very extravagant and special.

Included with the pictures of the garment is a map taken from http://london1868.com/ which shows Hyde Park Corner in its day from 1868 roughly 20 years before this garments was made.

The bodice itself has been machine and hand stitched together, and uses boning to create structure towards the waistline. It has a combination of thick twill weave cotton combined with embroidered net which covers the entire piece through to the sleeves. It is fastened together using a classic hook and eye fasting, all the way up the back of the bodice along with a supportive waist band which uses a Prima belt buckle as a fastening, this was then later used as a trouser buckle in WW2 by the German forces.

Due to the age and delicacy of this garment it has in fact got a fair amount of damage especially to the inner fabric which has began to fray and has started falling away slightly, along with this some of the seams have become loose especially on the sleeves cuff and arm hole, however this is all part of the charm of the piece as it shows that it has clearly lived a long and full life.

This would be a great start to a collection or even a jewel to add to an already blossoming collection, this is undoubtedly a one of a kind.

Measurements
Front Length: 29cm/11.5inch
Back length: 28cm/11inch
Waist: 57cm/22.5inch
Chest: 90cm/35inch
Sleeve: (shoulder to cuff) 53cm/21inch

Do not wash until you have consulted a specialist

This item will be delivered to you by DHL courier at no extra charge

Size:
8
Colour:
Cream / ivory
Brand:
Unbranded
Brand type:
Unbranded
Condition:
Used: poor
Decade:
Pre 1920
Fabric:
Cotton
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.

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We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



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