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Victorian & Edwardian Fashion
In this department, we bring you the wide range of fashions from the 1830s to 1919.;
From hoops skirts, through bustles to leg-o-mutton sleeves,the pigeon breast bodice, and
the slim lines of the Edwardian lingerie dresses and the softer dresses of World War I.

1900s Vintage Edwardian Ivory Net and Silk Gown
Order #D2578
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1900s Vintage Edwardian Ivory Net and Silk Gown Size M

This early c. 1905 romantic soft net dress may well have been a wedding dress, but not necessarily. White was awfully popular for day wear. This is a 3-piece set. There is a china silk lined net bodice, a china silk petticoat and a net skirt. The black waist band is a simple ribbon tied on so you can see how it would look with a sash. This is a very soft and lightweight dress. The bodice is unboned with lots of tucks and lace insertion and a button back closure. The skirt is full with many tucks to shape it from the waist to hip and is finished with lace trimmed ruffles at the hem, with more lace insertion. There is a small train, but the mannequin is too tall to show it to effect. The petticoat is a very light china silk. We show this over an additional cotton petticoat for volume. The skirt closes with hooks and bars at center back.

Label: none

Size: Bodice: Bust: 38”, Waist: 28”, Hips:”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 19”, CB Neck to Waist: 14.75”. Skirt: Waist: 28”, Waist to Hem Front: 41” Back: 46”. 
Petticoat: Waist 28”, Waist to Hem Front: 37”, Back: 45”. 

Condition: The waistbands on the petticoat and skirt have been replaced with china silk as shown with original hooks restored. The bodice retains the original sleeve linings, although these are very frail with losses and patching. The bodice lining was almost gone and has been replaced with china silk, set on with hand stitching. The shoulder yoke appliques have been backed with matching netting. The back-button placket is the original silk and is worn. There is some rust discoloration at the CB skirt hooks. There are 3 dart type repairs on the petticoat at CB. A wearable gown in a decent size.

RESERVED Price: $210
1910s Vintage Edwardian Black Beaded Silk Bodice
Order #B396
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1910s Vintage Edwardian Black Beaded Silk Bodice Size M
This later 1910s soft black satin silk blouse or bodice has lovely details and is a nice size. The “armistice” style front closes at the left side front with snaps and hooks. The collar front and cuffs have extensive beading plus small covered buttons in groupings of three. The bodice is shaped with pin tucks and is set onto a waistband where is closes with double hooks.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 42”, Waist: 28”, Shoulders: 17”, Sleeves: 23”, CB Neck to Waist: 17.5”.

Condition: Excellent. Beading is intact, clean, with no holes or stains. It’s very fresh.

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1910s Vintage Edwardian Huge Brim Straw Hat
Order #H930
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1910s Vintage Edwardian Huge Brim Straw Hat SZ L

This hat has what they called a “tea table” size brim. It’s a mid-1910s summer hat in straw with a wide black velvet ribbon band and bow. The crown is quite roomy, as thee hats allowed space for the very full. plied up hairstyles of the era. It’s a treat to find one of these hats in its original, simple form without a lot of modern flowers and feathers added to it. Picture this with a slim style white eyelet or lace summer dress – perfection! The lining is original and intact.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 25”, Brim Overall: 17” X 17.5”

Condition: Excellent. No holes, spots or stain. A little wear to the brim.

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1900s Vintage Victorian White Cotton Corset Cover Camisole
Order #L329
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1900s Vintage Victorian White Cotton Corset Cover Camisole Size L

This early 1900s corset cover or camisole - I think with the tailored appearance and V fastening, it’s a corset cover - is in lovely condition and is a nice larger size. It’s made of a white cotton border eyelet fabric with lace finished armholes and a small peplum. There are no fastenings. These were often pinned in place, or it may have been unfinished.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 40”, Waist: 32”, Shoulders:17”, Shoulder to Waist: 18.5”.

Condition: Excellent, clean and sturdy. No holes, spots or stains.

Price: $40

1910s White Organdy Vintage Day Dress with Ruffles and Tucks

Order #D2571
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1910s White Organdy Vintage Day Dress with Ruffles and Tucks SZ S

This is a lovely later 1910s dress, and fit for a wedding or party. It’s a sheer organdy dress in white with many pintucked details and a clever asymmetric overskirt that hides the skirt closure. The underskirt is organdy as well. The square necked bodice is softly fitted with elbow length sleeves and a side front snap and hook closure. The slip shown is a later piece. It’s a rayon 1950s with a metal zipper, but it will be included. We have shown this with a simple ribbon tied at the waist. You may use the ribbon or sash of your choice for a completely different effect!

Label: none

Size: Bust: 35”, Waist: 26”, Hips: 48”, Shoulders: 14”, CB Neck to Waist: 14.5” Waist to Hem: 29”, Hem Sweep: Lining: 56”, Overskirt: 60”

Condition:Excellent, no spots, stains or holes. Clean and ready to wear.

Price:$150
Vintage 1910s Edwardian Blue Print Silk Dress 3 Pieces SZ S

Order #D2569
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Blue Print Silk Dress 3 Pieces SZ S

This is a beautiful dress, although certainly not flawless. It’s a 1910 - 1915 printed silk dress in blue with net underlay and sleeves. These have pink and black ribbon trim, blue cord trim, and cream lace. Lovely. The bodice has a surplice front, crocheted buttons down the skirt front, ball fringe trim, and a wide sash with huge rosette. There are three pieces: the bodice with attached cotton underskirt that has a deep pleated flounce in the silk, an overskirt with the buttons and trim, and lastly, the wide boned sash with a huge rosette. 

Label: None

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 25.5”, Hips: 44”, Shoulders: 14.5”, Sleeves: 24.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.5”, Waist to Hem: 41”, Hem Sweep of interior slip: 56”
Over skirt: Waist: 26”, Waist to Hem: 35”, Hem Sweep: 80”. 

Condition: no holes. Sturdy. One small stain as shown near a skirt button as shown. Plus, the big problem - in the underarm areas the dye has lightened. Sad, but there it is. The dress was just too pretty to leave behind! Priced accordingly.  

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Late 1910s Vintage Copper Satin Hat with Ostrich Plumes in Pale Gold & Blue

Order #H909
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Late 1910s Vintage Copper Satin Hat with Ostrich Plumes in Pale Gold & Blue SZ 22

Such a pretty hat! This one in copper toned silk satin with pale gold velvet band and edge. The soft crown is surrounded by two ones of ostrich feathers - a matching pale gold and a true blue. The brim is wider side to side and lightly shaped. The deep crown certainly shows the coming shape of hats in the 1920s. The pleated under brim matches the top of the hat.

Label: Patrician Hats New York Pour La Debutante and an inventory number tape.

Size: Crown: 22 1/8”, Brim Overall: 14.25” side to side. 12” front to back Has a black velvet ribbon set in side crown around the back. This could be removed for more head room.

Condition: Very, Very Good. The edge piping is velvet, and this has lost most of its pile. The lining is original and in solid condition, the hat has no spots or holes.

Price:$110
Victorian 1880s to Early 1890s Wire and Lace Bonnet

Order #MB580
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Victorian 1880s to Early 1890s Wire and Lace Bonnet

This charming transitional late 1880s, early 1890s bonnet is a combination of black Chantilly lace, metallic silver lace, deep cream silk satin and velvet flowers, and black velvet. With a bit of gold metallic braid. It has layers of the laces over the wire frame, so it is quite lightweight. The velvet frames the face with the gold flowers above. There is a wired bow at the back, and the lovely lace lappets fall from that.

Label: none.

Size: all over: 7” X 7.5”, lappet length: 33“

Condition: Very Good, with no stains or holes. There is nap loss to the front edge of the velvet.

Price: $135
Victorian Early 1890s Ivory Silk Damask Wedding or Reception Gown

Order #MB570
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Victorian Early 1890s Ivory Silk Damask Wedding or Reception Gown SZ XS

What a grand Victorian gown. I cannot state absolutely that this is a wedding gown, but it has the appearance of one and is certainly a very formal dress. We date this c. 1891 - 92. This is all one piece, with the back bodice attached to the train. The front opens with hooks while the skirt waist opens at the back with plackets at both the right and left side backs. The bodice has very pretty open darts at the front, modified leg-mutton sleeves and a grand train that descends form deep pleats. The modest V neckline and wrists are both trimmed with silk chiffon flounces. The bodice is boned with an interior petersham waistband. The front skirt is kept close to the body and legs with interior elastic ties.  The front hem has a pleated frill of the damask.

Label: none.

Size: Bust: 32”, Waist: 22”, Hips: free, Shoulders: 13”, Sleeves: 22”, CB Neck to Waist: 13”, Waist to Hem Center Front: 42”, Waist to Hem Center Back: 73”

Condition: Very, Very Good. There is one spot on the side back skirt as shown. The silk lining of the train has losses. The wrist frills are mounted by hand on top of the sleeve with a raw edge exposed, - there may have been trim here, but there are no threads or marks. There are slight armpit rings, hidden by the size if the sleeves.

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