1920s Beaded Fringed Flapper Kimono

Many of the twenties pieces I will be listing over the next week or so came from the same estate that† an important labelled Worth cape was found. All of the pieces were carefully stored and are in extraordinary condition. The fabrics are strong and wearable and all are high end, excellently constructed garments. This one is a robe that would have been made for the tourist market and is really an exceptional piece. Besides the stunning embroidery work and fringing details it has added panels of black glossy glass beads circling the hem of each sleeve and a wide panel of intricate beadwork that follows the collar and goes down the front on each side. I have not seen one of these with bead work before and it is really special! The silk is strong and the cut will fit a variety of sizes. The embroidery is that of roses and it is well done and appears to have been machine stitched. The fringe is hand knotted silk and in excellent condition. Though this would have been meant for the boudoir it can be mixed into a modern day girl's wardrobe quite easily. Excellent condition!

Dropped shoulders: 21î from seam to seam
Bust: 24î from side seam to side seam, and continuing to bottom hem
Total length: 48î mid-back of the neck to bottom hem
Sleeves: 12î from dropped shoulder seam to longest point

The robe is unlined and has no closures. It is in what I would consider excellent shape with no major flaws other then some separation of the backing to the fabric behind the rows of beading on one sleeve. Please remember that pieces of this age will have a natural patina and should not be expected to be absoutely perfect (though this is close)! It is after all almost 100 years old!

Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: One Size Fits All

Item# S215

This garment is in sound, clean, as found condition and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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