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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.

 Antique Victorian 1880s White Cotton Bustle Dress with Train
Order #D2755
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Antique Victorian 1880s White Cotton Bustle Dress with Train SZ S

This lovely 1880s summer bustle gown is in three parts: bodice, skirt, and button-on train. We show it both ways. The fabric is a sheer figured cotton used throughout for garment, frills and flounces. The fitted bodice is lined in white cotton and has an interior hook and loop waist stay, a deep V front and a pleated, 2 layer peplum back. The V neckline has a frill but was made to be able to be converted to a high button front. The unlined skirt has 5 fabric flounces, 2 with gathered frills, a draped and pleated front apron and a back cascade with hem points and more pleated frill edging. This closes CB with a hook and loop and has two interior tapes to tie it into a narrow shape underneath. The detachable train is also line din white cotton and buttons to a white tape underneath one of the skirt flounces. This has additional flounces and frills. The front buttons closed. The bodice has 2 bones on the sides.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 24", Shoulders: 14.5", Sleeves: 18", CB Neck to Waist: 14", to Hem: 23". Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: Free", Waist to Hem Front: 45", Waist To Hem back with Train: 60". Hem Sweep of skirt, not including train: 80".

Condition: Laundered and pressed, but not starched. There are losses to the sheer fabric of the bodice at the front near the closures a shown, and a loss at the left back shoulder blade. These are all backed by the white cotton of the lining. The skirt has several mended holes that were back by matching fabric. These fall in the folds. There are a rust marks on the interior of the bodice that do not show through to the outside. There is a rust stain at the skirt waist closure that is covered by the bodice. The garment was extremely dingy when we found it. It is far better now, but there are still areas with a faint dinge. The unlined skirt shows as more beige than the bodice and train as it is shown over a period correct, but tan, petticoat. This would be alleviated with a white petticoat to match the lining of the other two pieces.

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 Antique Victorian 1880s to 1890s Cotton Print Dress SZ L
Order #D2742
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Antique Victorian 1880s - 1890s Cotton Print Dress SZ L

This sweet cotton print 2 piece bodice and skirt set is late 1880s to early 1890s. It's a simple set , probably a country dress and certainly home sewn. And it's a nice larger size! The bodice is darted with a mother of pearl button front, fold down collar, elbow length sleeves and lace flounces. The very full skirt is gathered all around and hand gathered.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 14", Sleeves: 18.5", CB Neck to Waist: 14", to Hem: 18.75", Bicep" 15". Skirt: Waist: 32", Hips: Free, Waist to Hem Front: 38" Back: 39", Hem Sweep: 108".

Condition: washed and clean. There are losses to the lace flounces. The bodice has been altered - let out on every seam. The waist of the skirt matches the bodice. Great for a re-enactor or living history presentation as it is sturdy could be altered to fit without regret.

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Antique Victorian 1860s Black Chantilly Lace Cape
Order #A573
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Antique Victorian 1860s Black Chantilly Lace Cape

This beautiful and large antique shawl is c. the 1860s. The deep black lace is a very detailed Chantilly. I believe this to be machine made. This style of semi-circular cape was not as common as the large triangular lace shawl that was so popular. This has a deep border pattern to finish all the floral motifs and you can see the netting backing at the shoulders and neckline that gives this style stability.

Label: none

Size: CF Length: 31", CB Length: 36". Hem Sweep: 140".

Condition: excellent, with just a few very discreet minor mends.

Price: $195
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.

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