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1920's silk evening dress, black, Downton Abbey, lace, silk chiffon, bias cut skirt, beautiful, good wearable condition, size 6, gorgeous

1920's silk evening dress, black, Downton Abbey, lace, silk chiffon, bias cut skirt, beautiful, good wearable condition, size 6, gorgeous

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Favorited by: 17 people
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Description

This dress is a real beauty. Picture yourself in the early years of the 1920's, getting dressed to go down to dinner, or to an afternoon tea party, this is the dress.

For those of us who really should have lived in the 1920's, this is a dream dress. A layer of black silk chiffon drops to the waist and is gored into a delicate flare perfect for the foxtrot. The dress bodice is silk lace, that covers an under bodice of silk appliqued in a somewhat deco design. The sleeves are short. The dress slides on over the head with no openings. It fits the size six dress form perfectly. It is graceful and elegant in it's simplicity, like a woman of high breeding and intelligence.

The condition of this dress is remarkable in that there are no flaws on the outer silk or lace. There is some wear under the arms that has been mended. The silk chiffon applique work has come apart in a few places which is impossible to notice under the lace. All of the flaws are covered by the lace bodice.It is a very wearable dress.
The underdress is also silk.

I rate the condition as very good. Please convo me if you need more info or photos.

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.

What goes around, comes around.
Love of the quality and beauty of the past is happiness.
This dress is a real beauty. Picture yourself in the early years of the 1920's, getting dressed to go down to dinner, or to an afternoon tea party, this is the dress.

For those of us who really should have lived in the 1920's, this is a dream dress. A layer of black silk chiffon drops to the waist and is gored into a delicate flare perfect for the foxtrot. The dress bodice is silk lace, that covers an under bodice of silk appliqued in a somewhat deco design. The sleeves are short. The dress slides on over the head with no openings. It fits the size six dress form perfectly. It is graceful and elegant in it's simplicity, like a woman of high breeding and intelligence.

The condition of this dress is remarkable in that there are no flaws on the outer silk or lace. There is some wear under the arms that has been mended. The silk chiffon applique work has come apart in a few places which is impossible to notice under the lace. All of the flaws are covered by the lace bodice.It is a very wearable dress.
The underdress is also silk.

I rate the condition as very good. Please convo me if you need more info or photos.

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.

What goes around, comes around.
Love of the quality and beauty of the past is happiness.

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