1910's Edwardian Sequin-Sparkle Silk & Chantilly-Lace Tea Gown

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Undiminished by time, this antique garment still casts its seductive spell. An exceptional Edwardian tea-gown made of black silk-satin and fine silk-tulle netting with tight-rows of hand-beaded sequins,forming a beautiful royal-blue dotted pattern. I love the draped overlay bodice framed by the lined metallic-lace and black velvet. Each sleeve is detailed with jet-beadwork. The skirt is composed of chantilly-lace and the same black-velvet featured on the bodice. Making a bold and dramatic fashion statement, this could have been worn in Downton Abbey at the end of WWI.

Measurements
Bust:36 inches
Waist:27 inches
Hips:Swing Sweep
Total Length:53 inches

This antique tea-dress is in excellent condition with no notable stains,holes or missing beadwork.There is a wide band of silk-grosgrain circling the waist. The closures are in the back and are quite elaborate with snaps, hook & eye on each layer.There is hand-stitching throughout. Only sign of age are a few breaks in the metallic-lace underlay bodice. I wouldn't be surprised if this creation was by a famous designer,as it has all the hallmarks of a couture piece from the Edwardian era. This piece is over 90 years old and is truly stunning.
Details
Period
20th Century
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU12040130920
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