Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#923 - c. 1909 Exquisite Floral Print LIBERTY, London Silk Dressing Gown! I knew that the silk material on this gown was special, but there was no label to tell me what I instinctively knew... until I spotted the same exact silk floral material on another Edwardian gown, and it was listed as Liberty silk. This gown is more exceptional than the other I saw in the shaping of the gown.... with the high back - typical of the era - allowing for wonderful silk draping. Trimmed in rose silk with self-covered buttons and fine ecru lace at wired-back, stand-up collar, and cuffs. This would be the type of gown a woman might wear for in the morning prior to fully dressing for the day... but she would still have to look smashing! Looking closely, I found some light stains spots and if you hold the gown up to the light, you will see about half-dozen pinholes.. only one a double pinhead size. Still amazingly strong and wearable silk.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study