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VICTORIAN Couture c.1890's Bodice Bustle Skirt Dress Hand Painted Button Set

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Vintage Couture c.1890's silk bodice and skirt set. Front of bodice has multicolored floral devore velvet fabric. Black ottoman leg of mutton sleeves. Three ornate hand painted button closures at cuff. Feather detail across back of bodice. High collar. Black satin ribbon detail along front of bodice and at center back of collar. Fully lined and boned. Hook and eye and snap closure at center front. High waisted bustle skirt. Hook and eye closures at center back of waistband. Gathered fullness at back. Fully lined. Oral provenance states the original owner of bodice was Louise Lawrence Van Dyke (1854 - 1937), wife of prominent Milwaukee attorney and banker George Douglas Van Dyke (1853 - 1949). Please note this item was photographed with an under-bustle which in NOT included in the sale. Unmarked Marked Fabric: Bodice: "Shell: Silk, Lining: Silk / Cotton blend", Skirt "Shell: Silk / Cotton blend, Lining: Cotton". Measurements: BODICE: Shoulder: 13" (seam to seam) Sleeve: 22" (shoulder seam to cuff) Chest: 29" (armpit to armpit) Waist: 20" (narrowest point) Total Length: 17.5" (measured center front to hem, including collar) SKIRT: Waist: 22'' (narrowest point) Hip: Full Total Length: 39'' (measured on side)
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  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Wear to edge of fabric at cuffs and bottom edge of bodice. Tiny imperfections to buttons and fabric. Wearable however best suited for study, restoration or display. Please refer to photos.
  • Seller Location:
    Thiensville, WI
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: EI:008141_1/E1stDibs: LU54132140323

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