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Very rare Biedermeier wedding ensemble, ca. 1830. Origin: Germany, more precisely southern German region, probably the area around Munich. The ensemble consists of dress, bodice/corset, tucked cloth and belt with buckle.
The antique wedding dress has the typical shape of Biedermeier dresses: accentuated waist, mutton leg sleeves (gigot sleeves), pleated skirt falling in a bell shape, pleated upper arm parts, beautifully designed bust decorations. The arm cuffs appear especially graceful. The cuffs are beautifully designed and decorated with lace. Sleeves and dress are closed with hooks and eyes. Lined top. The dress is - considering how old it is - in good condition. Unfortunately, the organza fabric is stained: foxing, little old dirt stains and storage stains. Perhaps a professional cleaning could remedy this somewhat. We did not mind the stains. They are part of this dress and tell the story of this dress in your own way.
The corselet is stiffly made; it has two straps that could be adjusted to the woman's size; concealed lacing in the front. Inside lined with pink silk. The antique bodice is very lavishly embroidered with ears of corn, garlands and floral motifs. Gold-colored (metal) threads. Even in the fabric these threads are woven. The ear of corn, as a sign of fertility, was often used in wedding dresses in this period. The antique corselet is excellently preserved on the outside. The metal threads are a bit tarnished in some places. Somewhat darkened condition. Inside, the silk is still there (bordering on miraculous), but loose, torn, and missing in some places.
The pocket square and belt are in very good condition. The jewellery is not included. Also the underskirt.