Lovely Civil War 2 piece mourning or day dress was worn during the 1860s and is in very good condition for its age. Black silk taffeta dress has no size or content labels as dresses were handmade for individuals.Pleated Skirt is 38" long with a circumference of 192"-pleats sewn down about 7 1/2. Skirt is attached to tape and marked Pittsburgh Pa. There are several areas of dirt near hem-I did not try to clean. Sleeve 24 1/2-several rows of tucking ending in tucked beaded cuffs with 2 button closure-beading. Design matches appliques on front and back.
Waistband is about 12 with pleats and center embroidered and beaded applique. Front of blouse has tucking and 15 nonfunctional buttons ending in waistband that is pleated and centered.With a beautifully embroidered and beaded applique. Back has 3 rows of tucking ending at waistband which is also centered with an embroiderd and beaded applique. Back also has a hanging "tail" of pleated fabric finished with entredeux. About half of the pleats are not attached to the waistband and will need to be reattached. There are no rips that I could see and no stains or odors. There may be a pinpoint hole that I missed. Dress is not washable and not really wearable-almost 160 years old!
Great for display on a mannequin or fashion collection. I have done my best to describe it as accurately.
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I pack all fragile items with bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts. Thank you for your "bidness". The item "ANTIQUE 1860s CIVIL WAR 2 Pc Mourning/ Day DressPleated Skirt and Ornate Blouse" is in sale since Monday, August 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".
The seller is "sweetswiller" and is located in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.