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1910's Edwardian Antique Couture White Irish-Crochet Lace Handmade Tea Gown



Exceptional "Ben Evans and Co. of Swansea" couture labeled crisp-white handmade Irish crochet-lace tea gown from the ethereal Edwardian era. This beauty is over 100 years old but she reads so fresh. The distinguishing element of Irish crochet lace is breathtaking three-dimensional raised work. This dress has all the attributes favored by serious collectors: unusual large medallions in the lace pattern, a variety of floral motifs and a flattering silhouette. I adore the lean 3/4-length sleeves and banded nipped-waist with back tassel appliqué. The thing I love most about handmade Irish crochet-lace garments is they do not have unsightly seams. The shape of the garment is built-in by hand during the assembly of the individual motifs. Wear a nude slip under for a gorgeous bridal look or a colorful underlay for a dramatic flair. An unforgettable piece of fashion history. Measurements Bust:34 inches Waist:26 inches Hips:38 inches Total Length:56 inches This antique "Ben Evans and Co. of Swansea" labeled dress is in excellent wearable condition with no noticeable stains or discoloration. Only signs of wear is a few very minor breaks to the lace. Please message for detailed pictures. Original back metal-snap closures in back and inside bodice net-lining. This garment is over 100 years old and is truly exquisite.


  • Dimensions
    Length: 56 in. (142.24 cm)Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Hip: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Style
    Edwardian (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3099394572

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    $70 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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