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1930s Gold Beaded Liquid Satin Evening Gown



A very eye catching original Art Deco beaded and sequinned dress in extraordinary condition for its age. The exquisite angled 'bow tie' design is repeated all over the dress and the rich embellishment complementary against the warm gold coloured satin. It is your archetypal 1930s bias cut panel dress with an inverted contour-cut waistline and complex pattern cutting to ensure fluidity of movement. The dress fastens to the side with the original hook and eye fastenings supplemented by later poppers. The dress appears to have been hand finished with the inside seams showing couture finishes. There are no labels on the gown but it oozes quality and it is a generous size for something of this era. There are lots of opportunities to tailor this dress along the side seams, freeing up additional beads. We estimate that this dress can be worn by up to UK 14 or US 10 and would be the perfect alternative bridal dress. MEASUREMENTS: BUST - 41.2 in. (104.6 cm) WAIST - 35.4 in. (89.9 cm) HIP - 44 in. (111.8 cm) LENGTH - 60 in. (152.4 cm) SHOULDERS - 11.2 in. (28.4 cm) Condition: on very close inspection there are the odd minor and very small insignificant blemishes in the gold satin fabric. these inevitable abrasions to the fabric can be seen around the bottom along with some minor pinholes but all in all, absolutely nothing that would detract from an increasingly difficult era to come by. Whilst it is very difficult to locate individual missing sequins, one or two may be missing over the entire dress. There are losses of the bugle beads on the high wear area of the straps. These can easily be replaced and there is an additional half an inch of beads below the line of the top of dress which could be used to plug the gaps. As the straps have almost certainly been altered in their lifetime we have left this to the new owner as individual strap length varies person to person.


  • Dimensions
    Length: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Marked Size: 10 (US)Bust: 41.2 in. (104.65 cm)Waist: 35.4 in. (89.92 cm)Hip: 44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU55010893182

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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