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Reception Dress in black silk Damask & Mutton Sleeves - French Circa 1895



Circa 1895 France Amazing historiscist reception dress dating from the Belle Epoque with a wink to the 17th century Tudors in England or the Medici in Florence in the 16th century! Dress in two parts, bodice and dress with big sleeves, whalebone bustier lacing in the back. Black silk damask, small officer's collar and large pelerine collar that follows the neckline and the shoulders. Rich neo-gothic embroidery in gold glass beads and pearly shells. The skirt with large religious box pleats in front and a pouf or "faux-cul" in back unfolds into a mini train. The materials are stable and resistant. Very slight damage to the lacing at the back, otherwise very good condition in terms of colour and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent to French size 36/38. Height 155 cm, shoulders 35 cm, chest 97 cm, waist 68 cm, sleeves 91 cm, skirt 295 cm.


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: Equivalent to French size 36/38 (EU)
  • Style
    1895 (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good Condition and Color.
  • Seller Location
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU633315195482

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Toulon, France
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