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1800's victorian blouse, black lace over white silk, evening wear, excellent condition, boning, small, amazing historical piece, collectible

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How can you describe a piece of history?

This is an amazing piece of Victorian clothing from the late 1800's.
It is black lace over white silk. The sleeves are unlined black lace and short. It is definitely an evening wear piece.

It is boned and is closed with hooks in two sections..definitely the need for a lady's maid.
It is embellished with a lace bow across the bosom at the front and small velvet floral motif. The Back is almost as equally fantastic, in fact, I had a hard time deciding which was front,and which was back.

It is in amazing condition. There are no rips or tears. There is a perspiration mark on the inside of the armholes, not visible outside.
Of course it is a size small, but not as small as most.
It measures in inches: bust, 36, waist 28, length from center front: 18 inches .

This is an amazing find and a perfect piece for a serious collector of Victoriana, or period clothing.
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 beauty and quality is happiness

Shipping is standard mail which is not so slow in North America but snail pace everywhere else. If you need faster, please advise and I will adjust the cost. Combined shipping is always available, usually the second item ships free depending on size and weight.
Please feel free to ask any questions.

refunds are only given if the item has been seriously misrepresented.
shipping costs paid by customer.
How can you describe a piece of history?

This is an amazing piece of Victorian clothing from the late 1800's.
It is black lace over white silk. The sleeves are unlined black lace and short. It is definitely an evening wear piece.

It is boned and is closed with hooks in two sections..definitely the need for a lady's maid.
It is embellished with a lace bow across the bosom at the front and small velvet floral motif. The Back is almost as equally fantastic, in fact, I had a hard time deciding which was front,and which was back.

It is in amazing condition. There are no rips or tears. There is a perspiration mark on the inside of the armholes, not visible outside.
Of course it is a size small, but not as small as most.
It measures in inches: bust, 36, waist 28, length from center front: 18 inches .

This is an amazing find and a perfect piece for a serious collector of Victoriana, or period clothing.
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 beauty and quality is happiness

Shipping is standard mail which is not so slow in North America but snail pace everywhere else. If you need faster, please advise and I will adjust the cost. Combined shipping is always available, usually the second item ships free depending on size and weight.
Please feel free to ask any questions.

refunds are only given if the item has been seriously misrepresented.
shipping costs paid by customer.

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1800's victorian blouse, black lace over white silk, evening wear, excellent condition, boning, small, amazing historical piece, collectible

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Size: XS US women's letter
  • Materials: silk, black lace, lace, white silk, boning
  • Favorited by: 6 people
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