Antique Embroidered Velvet Bodice with Lace Sleeves
Antique Embroidered Velvet Bodice with Lace Sleeves. Gorgeous and rare deep blue velvet bodice with gobs of stitched trim & beaded metal sequins. Beautiful buttons down the front. Delicate lace sleeves with simple elastic thread around the cuff. Handmade. I’m not sure about the era or origin. The lining seems newer than the shell. European?
*** MEASUREMENTS *** Allow room for a comfortable fit. Does not stretch.
Approximate 36″ bust.
18.7/8″ long, measured down the center back.
Materials: Unmarked. Velvet. Lace. Various trim, beads, sequins. Buttons. Boning.
Condition: The buttons are corroded & one broke when we were taking photos. I’m recommending replacing all the buttons, but I will include the broken button in the package in case you want it for some reason. Otherwise good for it’s age, but some staining here & there, particularly around the hem in the front & back. I would not risk laundering this. The stains are part of this piece’s story.
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