1920s Elaborately Beaded Flapper

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Exquisite 1920s dress in a remarkable and unusual shade of soft green. The silk chiffon is finished with mind boggling tiny stitches and a filigreed edge along the scalloped hem. The bead work is amazing. Entirely hand done and most remarkably - the color of threading used behind the beads is different for each bit of design so that the beads take on the most subtle of hues from the color under them! I have never seen that detail used in a dress of this period before! The beading and sequins are a mix of the tiniest, tiniest sequins mother of pearls beads and big gold colored beads. The waist is caught up with a bow and sash of lame. The dress can be worn as shown or the other way around - both sides are finished to equal measures. The hem is a modified car wash and there are no closures - you just slip it over an under dress and go. Strong and wearable with the care and love it deserves to be shown - this is one of the best 20s pieces I have ever seen. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today!

This piece was purchased at the same estate as an unlabeled Paquin that was later verified and sold at auction for over 4000 GPB. I am listing it now, but please note that research is being done to confirm its history. Interested parties can inquire. Any information you can contribute is appreciated.

Bust: 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam

Natural Waist: 17" flat across across the back from side seam to side seam

Hips: open

Bodice: 24" from shoulder to wait seam

Skirt length: 19" from waist seam to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and slips over the head to wear. Remarkable condition with no outstanding flaws to note other then natural patina. It should be cleaned upon the recommendation of a trusted cleaner when cleaned again in the future.

Any of our garments can be purchased directly from the Shrimpton Couture website. Layaway is available, we have a full return policy and items are shipped boxed and freshly cleaned!
Late 19th Century
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Toronto, Canada
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Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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