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A French Victorian Bustle Day Dress and Pouf in Sky-blue Taffeta Circa 1875

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Circa 1870/1875 France. Day dress with princess, two-part bodice and skirt on a bustle cage. Sky-blue taffeta decorated with starched cream gauze called tarlatane, finely wrinkled and crenellated à la grecque. Boned bodice with long basque closing in front by matching curved buttons. Long skirt with train adorned with the same furbelows. Volume of the bouillonné skirt in pouf projected at the back that can be raised by a system of brass rings and cotton cords. Exhibit in "Falbalas, Portraits et Mode au féminin 1850 - 1930" (Falbalas, Portraits and Fashion Female 1850 - 1930) at the Museum of Art of the City of Toulon in 2017. There a brown stain near the pocket . Very good condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Front height 139 cm Back height 209 cm Shoulders 36 cm Collar 5 cm Sleeve 50 cm Chest 82 cm Waist 61 cm Hips 118 cm Circumference of the skirt 355 cm Facing the drawbacks of long trains of the late Second Empire, revive the principle of à la polonaise or hitched up dresses of the eighteenth century using zippers. From the waist, one pulls on two buttons connected to a system of cords passing through rings sewn inside the skirt, to hitch up ... Without exceeding the petticoats. A yellowish spot on the skirt at the bottom right, only defect. Otherwise clean dress and very good structure of silk and cotton. Excellent condition of conservation.
  • Dimensions:
    Marked Size: Equivalent French Size 36 (EU)
  • Style:
    1870/1875 (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good Condition and Color.
  • Seller Location:
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU633310247512
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