Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#4759 - c. 1882
Cocoa Colored Silk 2-piece Bustle Wedding Gown with Silk Lace
Trim! Hey, don't listen to me, trust the Denver museum from which
this outfit was de-accessioned. They tagged it as a wedding gown, so I figure
they should know! And I the wax orange blossom flower and lace
decoration at the front neck is a dead giveaway anyway.
Two-piece silk gown with classic apron front skirt, double-tiered
bow box-pleated skirt, very fitted button front bodice with cream
silk lace floral trim creating "lapels", at cuffs, and bottom of bodice.
Terrific detailing at the top of the sleeves - very renaissance in
styling! Abalone buttons. The interior
of the gown is polished cotton so there is no silk lining
disintegration as happens in so many gowns. Nope.. this gown is in
near mint condition...only the chiffon at the cuffs is worn! Measures: 33" bust, 23" waist, 39" skirt from
waist to hem in front, 40.5" in back.
SOLD - but on display in
Category for Research/Study