Feather detail across back of bodice. Black satin ribbon detail along front of bodice and at center back of collar. Hook and eye and snap closure at center front. Hook and eye closures at center back of waistband.
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". Shoulder: 13 (seam to seam). Sleeve: 22 (shoulder seam to cuff).
Chest: 29 (armpit to armpit). Total Length: 17.5 (measured center front to hem, including collar). Total Length: 39'' (measured on side). Excellent / 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. Contact information for our retail store can be found through eBays Ask a question option under the Pay for item section. We will not mark any parcels as gift or falsify costs or contents. All of our terms and pricing are in place for a reason and are not negotiable. We do our best to properly and accurately describe each and every item, but there are variations in how people view, interpret and notice condition, alterations, measurements, etc. On some items it is near impossible to mention every imperfection and for this reason our listings include multiple photos of each angle of our items for sale. The pictures are part of the description and condition report. Color may appear differently on varying monitors and device settings. We do not clean or treat any of our garments.
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The item "VICTORIAN Couture c. 1890's Bodice Bustle Skirt Dress Hand Painted Button Set" is in sale since Monday, July 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "fifth-main" and is located in Thiensville, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.