Victorian French Lace Dress Small
Victorian Lace Taffeta S-Line Dress. Underskirt: genuine silk taffeta, green chartreuse. Lower hem interior, dark green silk taffeta border w/ green silk velvet ribbon at bottom hem. This dark taffeta is shredded all around. It is face-lined in chartruese taffeta, covered with ruffle of sheer silk chiffon w/ peau de soie green ribbons. Overskirt: Black French Chantilly lace, floral. Lower ruffle trimmed with lame & bead sequins. Skirt closes in back with heavy black hooks & eyes. Gathered back to accomodate bustle. Dress trains longer in back. Dress top: marked: C. Endeman Robes, New Jersey. Taffeta underlayer is shredded in front facings close to hook & eye center closure. Middle layer of silk chiffon and silk ribbons is torn away from shoulder. Overlayer of Black Lace is in undamaged condition. Top has 11 bone-stays. Pleated close-fitting sleeves are in good condition. Dress needs professional restoration prior to display.
Size: top fitted to 34" bustline and 23" waistline. Flowing skirt, 23" waist.