Rare Antique Victorian Floral Jacquard Duchesse Silk Dress, 1880s Rose Gown, Emilia Bossi Firenze Victorian Bustle Ball Gown

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Item details

Vintage from the 19th century

Materials

duchesse silk, jacquard, cotton, lace, Emilia bossi

Outstanding antique 1880s butter soft floral print duchesse silk and jacquard Victorian dress by Emilia Bossi, a renown dressmaker in the 1880s - 1890s whose clients included the Queens of Italy, Servia and Wurtemberg as well as some of the wealthiest American families residing in Italy. This special gown came from the collections of an Italian period costume historian and fashion journalist who has attributed it to Princess Simonetti of the Royal Italian House.

This 2pc Victorian dress set is composed of a fitted bodice styled with a criss-cross lace neckline trimmed with pearl bead, 3/4 length lace trim sleeves, fantastic seam-work, a diagonal front cut with glass paste button closures and an elongated back with lace trim tails! The neck band collar has two hooks and threaded eyes for closure. The inside is fully boned at every seam and an inner grosgrain waistband stamped with 'Emilia Bossi Firenze' and the mark of Savoy as the official tailoring to the Royal House. The flared floor length skirt features three silk ribbon bow accents and is lined with linen with a double pleated flounced hem trimmed with lace. The skirt has an eye/hook closure with subtle small gathers below V of waistband. A small portion of the top diagonal back left side of V is open - possibly for ease of getting in and out of - I've left as-is but it could be stitched closed or snaps could be added. I've shown the dress with padding for a more bustled effect in a few images.

Label: Emilia Bossi Firenze / Official mark of Savoy
Content: Duchesse silk, jacquard, linen, lace, boning

Best Fit: XS / S

Skirt Measurements
Waist: 28"
Hip: up to 46"
Front Length: 41 1/2"
Back Length: 44"

Bodice Measurements
Bust: 34" max
Waist: 25"
Inner Grosgrain Waistband: 24" with 1.5" sewn under. Missing the two hooks.
Length: 20-22" (diagonal side with closures extends past hem)
Shoulder Width: 14 1/2"
Sleeve Length: 13" (front) to 16" (back)
Collar: just under 14" max circumference

Condition: Very Good and Structurally Amazing!
Bodice: Underarm discoloration rings. The faintest yellow tint to lace neckline & minor soil surrounding button closures. Missing top button closure & pearl bead trim need to be re-tacked down in a few places.
Skirt: Spotting on right side skirt (9th pic shows close-up and location) and yellow spot at hem. A handful of less notable minor spots.

Please email for larger solo condition images.
Please note: Inner grosgrain waistband has the original eyes but it is missing the corresponding hooks. I can stitch two hooks on if you'd like, however, they will not be the same size.

Enjoy!

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Outstanding antique 1880s butter soft floral print duchesse silk and jacquard Victorian dress by Emilia Bossi, a renown dressmaker in the 1880s - 1890s whose clients included the Queens of Italy, Servia and Wurtemberg as well as some of the wealthiest American families residing in Italy. This special gown came from the collections of an Italian period costume historian and fashion journalist who has attributed it to Princess Simonetti of the Royal Italian House.

This 2pc Victorian dress set is composed of a fitted bodice styled with a criss-cross lace neckline trimmed with pearl bead, 3/4 length lace trim sleeves, fantastic seam-work, a diagonal front cut with glass paste button closures and an elongated back with lace trim tails! The neck band collar has two hooks and threaded eyes for closure. The inside is fully boned at every seam and an inner grosgrain waistband stamped with 'Emilia Bossi Firenze' and the mark of Savoy as the official tailoring to the Royal House. The flared floor length skirt features three silk ribbon bow accents and is lined with linen with a double pleated flounced hem trimmed with lace. The skirt has an eye/hook closure with subtle small gathers below V of waistband. A small portion of the top diagonal back left side of V is open - possibly for ease of getting in and out of - I've left as-is but it could be stitched closed or snaps could be added. I've shown the dress with padding for a more bustled effect in a few images.

Label: Emilia Bossi Firenze / Official mark of Savoy
Content: Duchesse silk, jacquard, linen, lace, boning

Best Fit: XS / S

Skirt Measurements
Waist: 28"
Hip: up to 46"
Front Length: 41 1/2"
Back Length: 44"

Bodice Measurements
Bust: 34" max
Waist: 25"
Inner Grosgrain Waistband: 24" with 1.5" sewn under. Missing the two hooks.
Length: 20-22" (diagonal side with closures extends past hem)
Shoulder Width: 14 1/2"
Sleeve Length: 13" (front) to 16" (back)
Collar: just under 14" max circumference

Condition: Very Good and Structurally Amazing!
Bodice: Underarm discoloration rings. The faintest yellow tint to lace neckline & minor soil surrounding button closures. Missing top button closure & pearl bead trim need to be re-tacked down in a few places.
Skirt: Spotting on right side skirt (9th pic shows close-up and location) and yellow spot at hem. A handful of less notable minor spots.

Please email for larger solo condition images.
Please note: Inner grosgrain waistband has the original eyes but it is missing the corresponding hooks. I can stitch two hooks on if you'd like, however, they will not be the same size.

Enjoy!

To view more Victorian items in my shop, click http://etsy.me/2jnFlGY

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ
We love international customers! All international buyers will need to pay their countries CUSTOMS FEES/DUTIES as these are out of my control. In order to combat the high costs of International shipping, we now ship via First Class Mail International on all purchases $250 and under that are less than 4 pounds. If you prefer Priority Mail International please contact me prior to purchase. Thank you!

♥Visit my shop♥
http://www.etsy.com/shop/daisyandstella

♥Shop antique and vintage dresses♥
http://www.etsy.com/shop/daisy

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