1920s French Check Cotton Batiste Dress
Beautiful, rare example of 1920s day wear with insanely fabulous fine detail design work. Constructed of a soft, draped, finely woven cotton batiste with hand placed and handmade yellow checks suspended within the cloth by threads and worked into the design. The bodice is kept simple with a V scoop neck and pretty detailing at the collar that picks up the checked work at the front and back. The collar and neckline are piped in a pretty yellow. The is piping extends down the front and acts as a frame to those incredible yellow squares use to decorate the front and back of the dress Pleats at each hip give a nod to the earlier panniers. The waist can be defined with the original fabric belt. It looks to have been worn very little and came through cleaning wonderfully. It is a rare and wonderful example of the time period and has a strong Art Deco feel. A Made in France label at the neck is maddening as this was perhaps form one of the great houses when you consider the detail and fineness of it! Excellent, original condition.
Bust: to 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice length: approx 20" from shoulder to drop waist
Skirt length: 17.5" from the waist to the bottom of the hem
Unlined, it slips over the head to wear. The original fabric belt is with it and is in excellent condition as well. There is a small streak of faded rust mark near the arm - please super size the photo to see - and a tiny smudge of the same on the other side on the back -ÔøΩ they may come out with additional soaking as they lightened substantially the first round of cleaning - I do not feel they detract and it is priced accordingly. I had a few of the cross stitches on the front check designed repaired and there area couple of the cross stitches missing but it is sound. Hand finished.
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.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival
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