Edwardian Lace, Net & Crochet Tea Gown

This gown is just extraordinary. Fine hand work throughout and an absolute wonderful example of the craft that went into day wear. There are four or five different embroidery techniques employed in this piece as well as crochet work and different grades of netting. I love the heavy embroidery used down each sleeve and in panels down the bodice and skirt. Huge open cut work panels of edged linen work their way through the design. Crochet covered ball buttons add detail to the bodice and sit in a double row down each side of the skirt. Elbow length sleeves a high neck and a nod to detailing at the waist while following the fashion of a tubular shape. It is in extraordinary condition and a the photos speak for themselves when it comes to the details found in this dress. If you love the photos the dress in person is even better! Museum quality condition!

Note that is is NOT white - it is a true linen color cream or off-white

Shoulders: approx 15.5"
Sleeves: approx 13"
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 13.5" from shoulder to top of waist banding
Waist banding: 4"
Skirt: 35" from bottom of waist banding to bottom hem

Lined in extremely fine tissue silk through the bodice, with netting backing the sleeves. The skirt is left unlined. It closes with a series of metal hooks down the back. Remarkable condition with no outstanding flaws to note other then natural patina. There is the slightest of deepening of the color on the crochet buttons. For a piece that is approx 100 years old is it to be considered in outstanding, museum quality condition. Very fine work and very light weight to wear yet feels like a piece that has substance to it at the same time.

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 wil love and care. Please purchase accordingly.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# D384

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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