CIVIL WAR ERA CHANGEABLE SILK DRESS W PURPLE BROCADE RIBBON TRIMS. DATING TO THE 1850'S. FASHIONED OF A BEAUTIFUL CHANGEABLE SILK TAFFETA AND IS ONE PIECE IN CONSTRUCTION WITH SLEEVES SET OFF THE SHOULDER WITH PIPED SEAMS WITH BLUE AND PURPLE LEAF BROCADE SILK RIBBON TRIM ON THE EPAULET AS WELL AS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGODA SLEEVE. SKIRTING OPENS INTO FULL VOLUME AND IS EDGED IN WOOL BRAID WITH A BATTED BOTTOM HEM IN A GLAZED COTTON ON THE INTERIOR.
HAND HAMMERED HOOK AND EYES CLOSE THE FRONT WITH THE INTERIOR TOP LINED IN A BROWN COTTON, SLEEVES LINED IN A WHITE COTTON WITH A LIGHT PINK ON THE INTERIOR BOTTOM PAGODA SLEEVE. THE SIZE WAS NARROWED SLIGHTLY WITH A PINCHED FOLD ON EITHER SIDE OF THE HOOK AND EYE CLOSURE AT THE CENTER STOMACH.
HEAVY UNDERARM STAINING IS SEEN BENEATH THE ARMS BUT THERE IS NO SPLITTING OR SHATTER. THE NECKLINE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY ALTERED AND IS FOLDED IN EVER SO SLIGHTLY. A PINHEAD HOLE IS ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT SLEEVE JUST ABOVE THE SILK RIBBONS AND AN INNER PINK SILK LINING OF THE CUFFS HAS VERY FAINT SMALL SOIL SPOTS THAT ARE UNSEEN WHEN WORN. SLEEVE LENGTH FROM TOP SHOULDER TO BOTTOM: 18. Our business name is ANTIQUE WARDROBE.We can be found online on other platforms as well. Antiquewardrobe_ as well as Antique-Wardrobe. And if asked to leave it on, we will. Vintage and antique items ARE NOT new items. Often for proper fit, hang, and wear ability, pieces will need to be altered and/or adding a hook or snap here or there, with a seam closure or strengthening needed. Vintage clothing is most often worn previously, and if old stock, often has slight imperfections from storage, a hint of color or odor. These are antique articles, having the age stated.. All flaws if any are painstakingly outlined. _gsrx_vers_1503 GS 9.2.1 (1503). This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "jamiexmas*" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.