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Victorian & Edwardian Fashion
In this department, we bring you the wide range of fashions from the 1830s to 1919.
From hoops skirts, through bustles to leg-o-mutton sleeves,the pigeon breast bodice, and
the slim lines of the Edwardian lingerie dresses and the softer dresses of World War I.

 Vintage Teens 1910s Black Velvet and Fur Dress SZ S-M
Order #D2717
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Vintage Teens 1910s Black Velvet and Fur Dress SZ S - M

This Teens Dress set is c. 1917 according to a note pinned to it. It is a black velvet top/bodice over a skirt with a slip top. Classic Teens construction. The Top/bodice is unlined and soft with sheared rabbit trim along the front, high collar and wrists. The waist has a self-velvet braided belt and a large colloid buckle. The skirt is attached to a wide petersham waist band and has a black china silk slip style top with yard embroidered flowers along the front neckline. The skirt is gently gathered throughout the waist and has rectangular panels at each side that hang in points, The hem is trimmed with fur as well. The top does snap to the skirt at the front. This does appear to be home sewn, for example the fur trim is hand whipped on and has no lining of its own. The high collar has a fur button and loop closure but is very small around the neck. The fur button could of course be moved. The wrists have no closures and the fur trim has a gap on both.

Label: none

Size: Slip Top: Bust: 35",Waist: 32", Hips: 52" Shoulder to Waist: 18", Waist to Hem: 32", Hem Sweep: 52". Bodice/Top: Bust: 40", Waist: 33", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Hem: 21".

Condition: this has been steamed. There are needle marks and holes in the slip top from a previous alteration where it had been tucked up extensively to shorten it in the 1920s, I assume. There are scars to the velvet on the skirt where the top was attached by hand at that time. Please see close-ups. The celluloid clasp has lost it loop. It is currently hooked around a crochet thread loop.

Price: $158
1900s Navy Felt Wide Brimmed Vintage Hat with Ostrich Plumes
Order #H967
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1900s Navy Felt Wide Brimmed Vintage Hat with Ostrich Plumes

This c.1900 navy wool felt wide brimmed hat has coordinating thick ostrich plumes, silk ribbon band and a wired bow in navy and cream silk ribbon, The cream ribbon is carried over the rolled back brim to the under brim. There it is draped over the supporting base as shown. There is no lining. 

Label: none 

Size: Crown:17" Brim overall: 13.5" X 12.5" 

Condition: There is some age spotting to the crown as shown, and some breaks in the ribbon. Please see photos and close-ups. 

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Civil War Era Antique 1860s Black Chantilly Lace Jacket
Order #B410
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Civil War Era Antique 1860s Black Chantilly Lace Jacket
SZ S/M

This delicate black Chantilly lace jacket from the 1860s Civil War era is meant to be worn open over a contrasting light colored bodice and skirt. There are no fastenings or lining. The desire was to highlight the pattern of the lace. This has a dropped shoulder line, flared cut and wide sleeves that taper to the wrist. The border pattern is quite lovely with sprays of flowers and wreaths.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 40", Dropped Shoulders: 16" (Actual shoulders closer to 14"), Sleeves: 21", CB Neck to Hem: 28", Hem Sweep: 52".

Condition: There several discreet mends. There are also several small breaks as shown, and we feel these are less conspicuous left as is rather than being mended. Please see photos and close-ups.

Price: $145
 Vintage 1910s Black Tape Lace Jacket
Order #O467
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Vintage 1910s Black Tape Lace Jacket SZ S

This beautiful Edwardian era jacket is entirely constructed in black soutache braid or tape with a slightly fitted waist and wide sleeves. The front is finished with black and white trim, while the hems have almost a fringe effect. The front closes with hooks and eyes and has a narrow silk facing underneath.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 35", Waist: 30", Hips: 47", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 17", CB Neck to Waist: 15", to Hem: 27".

Condition: The original lining has shattered. We can include it for reference is you wish.

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 Vintage 1910s White Organdy Dress with Lattice Work
Order #D2695
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Vintage 1910s White Organdy Dress with Lattice Work SZ M

This sweet sheer organdy summer dress is c. 1915 - 1920. The dress is simple with a short sleeve bodice, slightly dropped waist and gathered skirt. The front yoke has a lattice work made of the same organdy strips. The skirt has side panels with coordinating lattice at the hems. The sleeves have deep cuffs. There is no closure except a few snaps at the neckline yoke. This drops over the head.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Dropped Waist: 32", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 15", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 53".

Condition: Clean and washed, no holes.

Price: $95
Victorian 1900s Black Silk Gown with Beading by Anna Dunleavy SZ XS-S

You may not know much about Anna Dunleavy, but she was a fine dressmaker with quite the clientele in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Museum of Art has featured her work in several of their publications, especially in A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati's Golden Age, 1877-1922. If you give her a search, you will see wonderful things. This c. 1900- 01 formal gown is black plisse silk over a stiff black silk taffeta. The boned bodice has a yoke, plastron and cuffs of a sheer printed silk in beige, rose and gold over silk stain. The yoke line and sleeves are trimmed with a sequined and beaded net, with dangling paillettes. The skirt has a deep flounce with ribbon trim, while the lining has a pleated silk ruffle. The bodice has an attached satin sash.

Label: Dunlevy Cincinnati

Size: Bodice: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist:15".
Skirt: Waist: 23", can be let out to 25" by moving hook, Hips: full", Waist to Hem: Front: 41", Back 46", Hem Sweep: full.

Condition: There are just a few dangles missing at the cuffs. The satin collar lining and base under the print yoke is frail. We have backed the weakest areas with silk organza. In order to be worn, the entire collar needs backing with organza. The exterior is lovely with no holes or stains.

Price: $189
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