1920s Blue Silk Devore Beaded Flapper
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1920s Blue Silk Devore Beaded Flapper

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Many of the twenties pieces I will be listing over the next week or so came from the same estate that an important labelled Worth cape was found. All of the pieces were carefully stored and are in extraordinary condition. The fabrics are strong and wearable and all are high end, excellently constructed garments. This one is a really really beautiful late teens, early twenties dress in cut silk velvet on a chiffon base that drapes absolutely beautifully! The colors are divine - a china blue silk chiffon base is covered head to toe with a deco pattern in applied silk velvet that is a golden taupe shade. The top of the shoulder is a black silk chiffon that has a hand beaded applique in jet over a deep blue silk chiffon backdrop! This beading goes around and under the arm and the "sleeve" is not connected to the main prtion of the dress - a really unusual feature but is meant to be that way! A soft panelled sash drapes down from one hip and the edges are beaded in the same manner - all by hand. The front has gathers and ruching for extra detail. It is a true beauty and in excellent condition - strong and wearable - far more stunning in person as the camera does not quite capture the lushness of the fabric. The silk is strong and the cut will fit a variety of sizes - I have sized it as a Med, but will present just as well on a girl in the 4-6 range - it will just drape more. All the bead work is by hand. Excellent, museum quality condition! Bust: 19”� from side seam to side seam, and continuing to bottom hem Total length: 55”� mid-back of the neck to bottom hem The dress has a partial silk lining behind the swag of the hip, the rest is unlined. It closes with combination of snaps and hook and eye at one side with additional hook & snaps to hold the sash and medallion in place, It is in what I would consider excellent shape with no flaws to note and pretty much appears to not have been worn much if it all. Please remember that pieces of this age will have a natural patina and should not be expected to be absolutely perfect (though this is close)! It is after all almost 100 years old! It should be dry cleaned upon recommendation of a trusted cleaner when cleaned again in the future. Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED (6-10)

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  • Condition Details
    Excellent
  • Marked Size
    SML-MED (6-10) (NA)
  • Seller Location
    Rockwood, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Item# E390
  • Reference Number
    AU120130128764
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