Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery







4763 - c. 1894 Elaborate Beige Wool, Soutache and Pale Sage Green Silk Lady's Winter Victorian Bodice! I prefer to sell complete dresses or outfits, but then every once in a while I see separate pieces that are museum quality or sculptural or artistic gems. I'd definitely call this a work of art!  Measures:  29" bust with only 9" across the back between the armseams!!!  That's teeny-tiny!!  I had to put her on my smallest mannequin, but if you want a mouth-watering display piece... this is as exquisite a bodice as you will ever see!  Fine tan wool and pale sage green silk decorated with scrolling corded wool and metallic in floral design. Excellent condition with the exception of the small moth holes in the upper sleeve (see photos).  This won't fit any human I know with today's body so please don't assume you can perhaps squeeze into it.  But if you want to get lost in the detail and design up-close....find her a place of honor in a corner of your bedroom!   

SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display