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Antique 1890's Dress - Coral Feedsack Cotton Print 19th Century Dress with Black Velvet Trim

Authentic 19th century two piece dress.
Light and gauzy printed cotton.
Floral feedsack cotton print in coral pink and dark brown
and aged sepia.

Traditional skirt/bodice set.
Bodice has fitted waist
and a yoke collar and cuffs
of openwork eyelet cotton.
Collar is reinforced.
Bodice opens with hooks at front of yoke
and then down the side of a front panel
decorated with two rows of black velvet covered buttons.
Velvet buttons also at cuffs.
Cuffs and yoke are trimmed with black velvet ribbon.

Skirt is bustle gathered at back.
9 1/2" gathered ruffle at hem is also trimmed in black velvet ribbon.
Skirt is lined in muslin which is sepia colored from age.

This dates from the late 19th century.
This is a summer weight garment.
What I found interesting about it, besides the fabric
is the style of this clearly modest dress.
I love it's sense of utility as it really suggests
something worn by a prairie woman.
It's rare to find garments from this era with an overall floral pattern.
So sweet... has that one roon school house feel about it.

This is in wonderful condition considering it's age. The fabric has yellowed. This is wearable with reasonable care, as with all garments this age. There is considerable fading to the bodice and at one area of the skirt from light exposure. The muslin lining has some stains. No noticeable holes. I have not combed this garment for every possible tiny hole.

The fabric is sound and the color still heartbreakingly true. This stepped right out of a photograph and has a ghostly actuality.

This was aquired from a NY Museum deaquisition many years ago and has been in my private collection.

shoulders: 15"
bust: up to 36"
waist: 30"
sleeves: 26 1/2"
Length: 18"
waist: 26"
hips: open
length: 41 1/2"

Due to the value of this item shipping is via Priority Mail over seas. Price includes insurance.

Antique 1890's Dress - Coral Feedsack Cotton Print 19th Century Dress with Black Velvet Trim


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: cotton, velvet buttons, velvet ribbon, muslin, hooks, eyelet lace
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1083 reviews
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