Victorian Printed Silk Boudoir Wrapper

The first thing that will strike you is how fine and light the silk is. It seems almost gossamer in weight but it is completely opaque. The color is unbelievable and it would have been dyed by hand and then had that amazingly beautiful print screened onto it a complex layered technique.The colors are vivid and brilliant and cannot be matched today. It is cut very simple but with exquisite details and the fine workmanship expected of the period. I particularly love the under sleeve, done in a fine muslin and edged with lace. You barely see it when it is one but just to know it is there is wonderful. The edges are trimmed in a wide ribbon of silk satin and that same silk forms a multi-petaled bow at the front. Each shoulder is ruched and gathered and then sleeves has a slight kimono-esque feel to them. It weighs ounces and is exquisite! You can definitely use it for the boudoir but it could also be layered over other pieces for a bit of perfect antiquity for the evening. Wonderful condition!

Shoulders: dropped and approx 19" from seam to seam
Bust: 23" from side seam to side seam, and continuing to bottom hem
Total length: 44" shoulder to bottom hem

Lined through the upper bodice with a fine weave natural cotton that carries through to the sleeves. Each resulting inner sleeve is edged in a banding of what looks to be hand made lace. It closes under the bow with a hook and eye. It may have been full length at one time but if shortened it was ling ago so is hard to tell. Please do remember these were worn and loved so have a natural patina and should not be expected to be perfect! 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: SML-MED (6-10)

Item# S385

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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  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

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