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30s Purple Asian Dress M, Chinese Silk Jacquard 1930s Violet Gold Mandala Floor Length Vintage Quilted Metallic Brocade Maxi Gown, Medium

30s Purple Asian Dress M, Chinese Silk Jacquard 1930s Violet Gold Mandala Floor Length Vintage Quilted Metallic Brocade Maxi Gown, Medium

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Size: M US women's letter
  • Neckline: V-neck
  • Hem length: Floor
  • Sleeve length: Half sleeve
  • Materials: silk, see item details, size medium
  • Favorited by: 26 people
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Description

This is a very special dress. It is a purple silk floor length 1930s Asian dress with gold brocade designs, a V neck and a dramatic hem sweep. Its details are beautiful including a large quilted portrait collar, a quilted neckline and quilted cuffs on the short sleeves. The dress is constructed with many textures and weaves. The primary weave is a comparatively open weave with a polished slightly textured feel to the silk on the lavender body of the dress. There is a finer weave to the purple elements framed with gold borders that is highly polished and iridescent, and depending on the light can appear either lavender or dark purple. The gold brocade rosettes and floral elements add more texture as does the gold thread used in the border designs. The dress is body conscious through the bust and hips with a huge hem sweep at the ankles. The dress is a pullover that closes on the left side with six small snaps and a hook.

This dress was custom made in the 30s from extremely fine expensive Chinese silk jacquard and the quality is amazing. The dress is in good, clean condition. It has one pin hole on the front above the hips with a small pale brown stain near it. There are a few pinholes on the skirt that are visible only on close inspection when looking from the inside holding it up to the light, and there are two pale brown stains on the collar, one, half inside the V neck and the other on the left side. There are two repairs, a small L-shaped tear was re-sewn with matching thread which is very difficult to find even on close inspection, and a second repair with hand stitches is evident on the back of the right sleeve. This is a rare couture quality garment that presents beautifully. The disclosed condition issues are truly minor and do not detract from the beauty of the dress.

The dress has no label. We would recommend only dry cleaning by a trusted professional familiar with vintage for future care. We are calling this a size Medium according to the following measurements:

Bust - 36 inches,
Waist - 30 inches,
Hips - 40 inches,
Bodice Length - 17 inches,
Shoulders - 16 inches,
Sleeves - 10 inches,
Circumference at the armpit - 16 inches around,
Circumference at the sleeve opening - 13 inches around,
Hem Sweep - 104 inches,
Length - 59 inches.

Our model Eliza stands 5'10" tall and her measurements are 35-30-39.

This item is eligible for Layaway with a 33% non refundable deposit to hold your purchase. Just contact us to set up a convenient payment plan.

This item will ship by USPS with Tracking, Insurance and Signature Confirmation. If ordering from outside the USA, please provide your telephone number for the International Customs forms.
This is a very special dress. It is a purple silk floor length 1930s Asian dress with gold brocade designs, a V neck and a dramatic hem sweep. Its details are beautiful including a large quilted portrait collar, a quilted neckline and quilted cuffs on the short sleeves. The dress is constructed with many textures and weaves. The primary weave is a comparatively open weave with a polished slightly textured feel to the silk on the lavender body of the dress. There is a finer weave to the purple elements framed with gold borders that is highly polished and iridescent, and depending on the light can appear either lavender or dark purple. The gold brocade rosettes and floral elements add more texture as does the gold thread used in the border designs. The dress is body conscious through the bust and hips with a huge hem sweep at the ankles. The dress is a pullover that closes on the left side with six small snaps and a hook.

This dress was custom made in the 30s from extremely fine expensive Chinese silk jacquard and the quality is amazing. The dress is in good, clean condition. It has one pin hole on the front above the hips with a small pale brown stain near it. There are a few pinholes on the skirt that are visible only on close inspection when looking from the inside holding it up to the light, and there are two pale brown stains on the collar, one, half inside the V neck and the other on the left side. There are two repairs, a small L-shaped tear was re-sewn with matching thread which is very difficult to find even on close inspection, and a second repair with hand stitches is evident on the back of the right sleeve. This is a rare couture quality garment that presents beautifully. The disclosed condition issues are truly minor and do not detract from the beauty of the dress.

The dress has no label. We would recommend only dry cleaning by a trusted professional familiar with vintage for future care. We are calling this a size Medium according to the following measurements:

Bust - 36 inches,
Waist - 30 inches,
Hips - 40 inches,
Bodice Length - 17 inches,
Shoulders - 16 inches,
Sleeves - 10 inches,
Circumference at the armpit - 16 inches around,
Circumference at the sleeve opening - 13 inches around,
Hem Sweep - 104 inches,
Length - 59 inches.

Our model Eliza stands 5'10" tall and her measurements are 35-30-39.

This item is eligible for Layaway with a 33% non refundable deposit to hold your purchase. Just contact us to set up a convenient payment plan.

This item will ship by USPS with Tracking, Insurance and Signature Confirmation. If ordering from outside the USA, please provide your telephone number for the International Customs forms.

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You may return an item in exchange for another item of equal value to the original item's purchase price (not including additional shipping). Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving your order to request permission to return, and please expedite returning your item to us within 5 business days, to receive your Store Credit.

- Our shop tags MUST still be attached to the garment when it is sent back.

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Most POOR to FAIR items will only be offered if they are being sold as a study piece, cutter, or fashion design example.

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Vintage clothing, by its nature, often has little imperfections or signs of wear which are not considered major flaws. Jewelry may show some tarnish or patina. Shoes may have light scuffs or have wear on the soles. Our items have a rich history and may be 25, 50 or even 100 years old. They are REAL vintage, and they are wearable and have character, but they are NOT the same as BRAND NEW or reproduction items.

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We are happy to ship internationally! But we can not falsify a US Customs form, it is illegal to do so. Please do not ask us to declare your purchase is a gift, or that it sold for a lesser amount, to avoid Customs fees. US sellers may face fines and penalties for lying on a Customs form.

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IF you are OUTSIDE of the USA, please convo us when you place order with your telephone number, in case the Customs Office in your country needs to contact you about delivery.
We will ship your order within 1-2 business days of receiving payment (unless we are away on a buying trip, in which case you will be notified of any shipping delay). We generally do not ship on weekends. If you need your order expedited, please convo us or write an order note with your request.

Orders are sent the most economical way, by 1st class Mail or Priority US Mail. We can also send a domestic order by UPS upon request and with any additional freight charges prepaid. We're sorry but we are not able to ship with FedEx or other carriers.

We are happy to ship internationally! But we can not falsify a US Customs form, it is illegal to do so. Please do not ask us to declare your purchase is a gift, or that it sold for a lesser amount, to avoid Customs fees. US sellers may face fines and penalties for lying on a Customs form.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS, PLEASE NOTE -- You are responsible for paying any applicable customs fees or import taxes in your own country which might be associated with receiving your Etsy purchase! The UK, in particular, charges VAT (value added tax) to you, to receive your imported item. Please be aware of these potential charges which are independent of Etsy and not in any way under our control.

IF you are OUTSIDE of the USA, please convo us when you place order with your telephone number, in case the Customs Office in your country needs to contact you about delivery.

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