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A French Crinoline Damask Silk Day Dress Circa 1865 with Provenance

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Circa 1862/1865 France Mourning crinoline dress (bodice and skirt) in flowery damask silk faille dating from the end of the Second French Empire. Bodice and adjoining skirt in satin damask faille or Gros de Tour. Lined and boned bodice with large pagoda sleeves decorated with two rows of Chantilly lace and jet pearls. Front closure with black silk trimmings. Skirt with large background (468 cm!) fully lined with checked taffeta and ecru tarlatan. Clever assembly of the waist with double box pleats refining the silhouette and ending in peak in the back. Piping in black wool very clean on the bottom of the skirt. The engageante white sleeves belongs to a separate sale. No defects to note. Exceptional condition of color and conservation for its age. Provenance Family (wife) of Jules Gérard, born in Pignan (1817-1864) in the Var, he enlisted in the Spahis and became a lieutenant. Intrepid as well as skilled shooter, he made himself famous by hunting lions that devastated Algeria. He wrote “Hunting for lions” and “Killer of lions”. Having wanted to explore the country of Kong, he failed in his business and drowned while crossing the Jong in Sierra Leone. He bequeathed his birthplace to the town which has become the town hall of Pignan. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 34/36 Height 141 cm Shoulders 37 cm Sleeves 51 cm Chest 80 cm Waist 56 cm Skirt circumference 468 cm​

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  • In the Style Of
    1862/1865
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Marked Size
    Equivalent French Size 34/36 (EU)
  • Seller Location
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number
    LU63338511191
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