1920s Silver Lamé Evening Dress Beaded with Chinese Garden

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A luxurious Chinese garden scene embellishes this exotic dress from the art deco era. The bead and crystal work is all in fantastic condition. The fabric as well is very strong for its age and we would say this dress is 100% wearable. Please note that it is a straight cut as was the fashion for this era and thus only accommodates a smaller bust, see measurements. The trimming looks to be Edwardian to us and was possibly added at a later date. With garments who's lifetimes have spanned longer than one's own it is impossible to tell the life they have lead. Regardless we love the movement the blue glass beads add, evocative of Chinese lanterns perhaps? A lovely dress both to wear as well as for display.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    40 in. L
    102 cm L
  • Marked Size
    2-4 (US)
  • Bust
    30 in. (76 cm)
  • Waist
    29 in. (74 cm)
  • Hip
    33 in. (84 cm)
  • Length
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1612613812
About the Seller

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Located in New York, NY

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