1890-Early 1900s Belle Epoque Tulle Lame

This lame lace on metallic netting gown from the turn of the century is jaw dropping. It is is in utterly pristine condition†- something that is becoming more and more of a rarity as time goes by. This piece is one long sheath, drawn in at the lower skirt and caught up with a metallic thread floral detail. All that embroidery work is even more amazing when you realize that the metallic lace tulle is hand embroidered with real gold thread! And that all that hand work is in mint condition. The dress is an overdress and has a heavy Oriental influence a la Paul Poiret with it's loose, simple shape, high waist, kimono sleeves and slight hobble skirt. †The slip is silk charmeuse twenties with ribbon embroidery -included as bonus but not original to the dress. Puffed netting sleeves add a delicate, feminine touch and the belt is a strip of tightly woven metal thread lame. The condition is superb. Its completely wearable (with care of course - its still over a 100 years old so should be handled with much care, love and respect) and its really a work of art, not just a piece of clothing. I could gaze at the back alone for hours! The lucky girl who gets this will be very pleased indeed! It is truly a special piece

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