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Velvet and silk Edwardian blouse, organza applique, high collar gathered bodice, puffed upper sleeve, amazing structural design, collectible

Velvet and silk Edwardian blouse, organza applique, high collar gathered bodice, puffed upper sleeve, amazing structural design, collectible

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Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: silk, cotton
  • Favorited by: 164 people
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This is an amazing piece of clothing just by the structural design alone. Now I know why ladies needed ladies maids to help get dressed. There is no way anyone is getting into this on their own.

The black is a lovely velvet in great condition, and the white center is a gorgeous silk that drapes beautifully from the gathers around the neckline. It is referred to as a pigeon breasted style.
There is slight discoloration that is barely noticeable in the neckline area. The organza applique work has some areas wear but overall is in good condition.

The interior is really a work of art and the design and creation of the piece must have taken dozens of hours alone, let alone the exterior work. This could be turned inside out and put on display.

The sleeves are puffed at the top half, gathered into tight sleeves at the bottom half.

Everything falls really well, so I guess the effort of the structure was worth it.

It is small. It is in wearable condition, but only if you have a ladies' maid to help get it on and off.

It is an unusual and very collectible piece.

It is from the Sarah Elizabeth Glover collection.
I was recently able to purchase several hundred pieces from a collection that had been a lifetime's passion for a ninety year old woman. Sarah Elizabeth Glover came to this small town from Santa Barbara California in the 70's, where she and her husband Ray, had operated a costume rental business for many years. They were also avid folk dancers and soon started a massive collection of ethnographic clothing.
Upon moving here, they opened an ethnographic museum and Sarah Elizabeth continued to collect for her already extreme collection of Victoriana, Edwardian, and authentic costumes from all countries. Her folk dancing colleagues were happy to support her in her pursuit of the unusual as they traveled to different countries.
As the passionate collector and operator of a museum, Sarah Elizabeth was fastidious in her care for the items, cycling the items on display regularly with others stored carefully, to prevent hangar fatigue and environmental damage. As a costume designer and expert seamstress, she would mend the mendable and embrace the beauty of antique wear.
Even when her 22 room Victorian home was stuffed to the gills, she didn't quit, and her encyclopedic memory and wealth of knowledge never failed her until her death at age 92.
I will be presenting items from this collection slowly but surely. I am selling these pieces as collectible art, not necessarily something to be worn. The beauty of the workmanship, and the hours of skilled labor, is and of itself of incredible value. In a world of the mass produced and disposable, these items will never be created again except at great expense by a handful of highly skilled and well trained costumers.
This is an amazing piece of clothing just by the structural design alone. Now I know why ladies needed ladies maids to help get dressed. There is no way anyone is getting into this on their own.

The black is a lovely velvet in great condition, and the white center is a gorgeous silk that drapes beautifully from the gathers around the neckline. It is referred to as a pigeon breasted style.
There is slight discoloration that is barely noticeable in the neckline area. The organza applique work has some areas wear but overall is in good condition.

The interior is really a work of art and the design and creation of the piece must have taken dozens of hours alone, let alone the exterior work. This could be turned inside out and put on display.

The sleeves are puffed at the top half, gathered into tight sleeves at the bottom half.

Everything falls really well, so I guess the effort of the structure was worth it.

It is small. It is in wearable condition, but only if you have a ladies' maid to help get it on and off.

It is an unusual and very collectible piece.

It is from the Sarah Elizabeth Glover collection.
I was recently able to purchase several hundred pieces from a collection that had been a lifetime's passion for a ninety year old woman. Sarah Elizabeth Glover came to this small town from Santa Barbara California in the 70's, where she and her husband Ray, had operated a costume rental business for many years. They were also avid folk dancers and soon started a massive collection of ethnographic clothing.
Upon moving here, they opened an ethnographic museum and Sarah Elizabeth continued to collect for her already extreme collection of Victoriana, Edwardian, and authentic costumes from all countries. Her folk dancing colleagues were happy to support her in her pursuit of the unusual as they traveled to different countries.
As the passionate collector and operator of a museum, Sarah Elizabeth was fastidious in her care for the items, cycling the items on display regularly with others stored carefully, to prevent hangar fatigue and environmental damage. As a costume designer and expert seamstress, she would mend the mendable and embrace the beauty of antique wear.
Even when her 22 room Victorian home was stuffed to the gills, she didn't quit, and her encyclopedic memory and wealth of knowledge never failed her until her death at age 92.
I will be presenting items from this collection slowly but surely. I am selling these pieces as collectible art, not necessarily something to be worn. The beauty of the workmanship, and the hours of skilled labor, is and of itself of incredible value. In a world of the mass produced and disposable, these items will never be created again except at great expense by a handful of highly skilled and well trained costumers.

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