ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN EMBELLISHED BLOUSE & SKIRT C1900-1910

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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jun 18, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN EMBELLISHED SILK BLOUSE AND SKIRT C 1900-1910

A TRULEY GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SILK BLOUSE AND SKIRT, DATING FROM THE BEGINING OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

THE BLOUSE IS A PALE GREEN SILK, WITH FANTASTIC BEAUTIFULLY HAND EMBROIDERED METAL THREAD WORK EMBELISHMENT TO THE FRONT. THE 'BUTTONS ARE INCREDIBLE, METALIC THREADS ARE WOUND ONTO A WOODEN SUPPORT AND TOPPED WITH GLASS FAUX JADE. THE FRONT OPENING IS EDGED WITH A BRAID DECORATED WITH JET AND RED GLASS BEADS

THERE IS A DARNED NET LACE COLLAR, WHICH ALSO SERVES AS A MODESTY PANEL, IT SITS LIKE A SCARF, AND TUCKS IN AT THE NECK, BUT COMES OUT AGAIN AT THE WAIST THROUGH SLITS EITHER SIDE OF THE FRONT OPENING.

THE SLEEVES ARE 3/4 LENGTH AND HAVE INTERSTING CUFFS. THE BLOUSE HAS A CLOSING TO ONE SIDE AT THE BOTTOM, AND THE HEM MIRRORS THE DESIGN OF THE CUFFS.

A VERY BEAUTIFUL, AND QUITE BOHEMIAN PIECE OF WORK!

tHE SKIRT IS BLACK SILK AND IS DOMESTICALY MADE. THE WAISTBAND IS PETERSHAM, THAT HAS BEEN REINFORCED WITH BONING. THE SHIRT IS VERY SIMPLE, GATHERED TO THE WAIST. THE WAISTBAND HAS A SASH OF GATHERED SILK THAT HAS BEEN EMBELLISHED WITH FACETED OVAL BLACK GLASS BEADS.

THE BLOUSE MEASURES 48 INCHES BUST, AND IS 21 INCHES LONG, THE SKIRT MEASURES 32 INCHES AT THE WAIST, AND 34 INCHES LONG.

THE BLOUSE HAS SOME
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