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Civil War era DRESS


A beautiful totally hand sewn dress made of a combination of a fine white striped medium brown silk and light brown polished cotton. The bodice which is fully lined has a jewel neckline and is a small size with a waist measurement of approximately 26 inches. The seam from the neckline to the sleeve is 7 inches and the set in sleeves are nicely piped. The sleeves measures approximately 20 inches in length and are 14 inches wide at the elbow. The sleeve cuffs are trimmed with a wide rust colored silk ribbon. The front of the bodice as well as the back are trimmed with a matching velvet ribbon and dark brown silk fringe. The front closure sports 9 buttons with dark brown crocheted covers. The skirt which is fastened with hooks and eyes has box pleats at the waist. The skirt is made of light brown polished cotton from the waist band to approximately 21 Ĺ inches where it continues for another 20 Ĺ inches of the medium brown silk. The circumference of the skirt is approximately 110 inches and is bound with a medium brown wool tape. The over skirt is fully lined with polished cotton and is fashioned from medium brown silk with white stripe. It has cartridge pleats in the back and is trimmed along the bottom in a dark brown silk fringe with velvet and silk ribbon. This Civil War period dress is totally original and untouched after decades of attic trunk storage. It remains in exceptional condition as you can see and is solid with only very light staining in the underarm area and the most minor evidence of itís age and period use. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!   

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 25 March, 2011.

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