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

This beautiful and large antique shawl in c 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
Antique Victorian 1860s-1870s Black Chantilly Lace Shawl
Order #A583
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Antique Victorian 1860s 1870s Black Chantilly Lace Shawl

This beautiful and large antique shawl in c 1860s to 1870s. The deep black lace is a very detailed Chantilly. I believe this to be machine made. This style of large triangular lace shawl was popular for some years. No wonder to that as they looked so graceful worn draped over a hoop crinoline or high bustle.

Label: none

Size: Length at top: 107", Depth at Center point: 52".

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

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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: $99
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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