Irish Lace Two Piece Dress

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Irish lace or Irish crochet, by whatever name you call it, call this one the best of the best. I have never seen such a fine example of this hand made lace.

This stunning dress was hand made in Ireland circa 1900. The skilled lace maker was a true artisan, incorporating all of the important design elements into this two piece dress. There are large and varied motifs, three dimensional flowers, and panels of delicate crochet on the bodice and sleeves.

The bodice has a high neck, full sleeves with deep cuffs , and a generous peplum. It closes at the center back with a series of concealed hooks and eyes. This piece can be worn separately with a skirt or trousers for a more contemporary look.

The skirt is a masterpiece, the design worked with only a single barely discernable center back seam. The large motifs, many of which are three dimensional are connected by brides. There is a fitted waistband, hooks and eyes at the center back, and a slight train to complete the ultra feminine look of the hand made Irish lace dress. All cotton, it has been freshly hand laundered and it is in pristine condition.



Shoulders 15"

Bust 38"

Waist 26"

Sleeve 22"

Length 16 1/2"


Waist 25"

Hips 50"

Length at front 49"

Length at back 53"
Place of Origin
Late 19th Century
Marked Size
6 (US)
Dealer Location
New Hope, PA
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Katy Kane
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in New Hope, PA
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