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Dresses from the 1830s are very rare. Such elegant evening dresses - in such a state of preservation - are even rarer. Today we present one. It comes from a Scottish collection and is likely to have been worn in the United Kingdom around 1838. The fabric is a cotton-silk blend, with small flowers woven into it. Semi-circular neckline decorated with a collar of bobbin lace. The same lace is found as cuffs on the two long sleeves. Pleated club sleeves placed in the area of the upper arms, enhancing the contrast between the narrow waist and the flared shoulder. Embellishments of yellow silk in the chest area and in the shoulders area. The one-piece dress falls in a bell shape. Lined inside with glazed white cotton. Hand sewn. In very good to excellent condition. Fabric is slightly faded, but this is hardly noticeable. Few stains and subtle wear marks. The decoration is not included.
With the dress is still a reticule from the time. Typical embroidery pattern of the Biedermeier period. Two tassels. Drawstring running inside through 8 golden yellow rings. Cord edging of the bag. Inside lined with silk. Excellent condition (dimensions: ~ 15 x 13 cm).
The shoes we draped are not included. They are originals from the period.