Pristine 1920's Beaded Cotton Flapper Dress & Jacket

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These 1920's beaded dress and jacket ensembles are so rare and hard to find almost 100 years after they were created. This is only the second one that I have been lucky enough to find and it is so beautifully and densely beaded that it is hard to tell that there is a black cotton dress and jacket underneath.
The Art Deco cardigan style jacket is bordered with small silver white bugle beads. There are oval cutouts at the top of each point, and they are edged in beadwork. The sleeves have the same oval cutouts and a long opening with six beaded bands for added interest. These match the two beaded bands at the neckline which have a snap closure. The Art Deco sleeveless dress is just smothered in beadwork, all done by hand like the jacket. It repeats the beaded patterns and open ovals that are seen on the jacket. The dress has a dropped waistline and a scalloped hemline. Both pieces are in excellent condition and although they are not marked they are most likely Made in France in the 1920's. To avoid damage in repeated shipping of older pieces garments from the 1920's are not returnable.
Measurements;
Jacket
Shoulders 15 1/2"
Bust 36"+
Sleeve 23"
Length 24 1/2"
Dress
Bust 34"
Dropped Waist 36"
Hips 42"
Length 40"

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Marked Size
    4-6 (US)
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Hip
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New Hope, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU47194498
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Located in New Hope, PA

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