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Clearance Victorian 1870's Wrapper Dress With History Florilla R. Smallwood

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Was $203.00. This stunning wool dressing gown originally belonged to Florilla R. Smallwood born about 1825. She and her husband, William lived in Collins, NY in 1850 through at least 1870. She was no longer listed in the 1880 census. They had three children.

Her wrapper is made of sturdy wool, printed with stylized gold and off white leaves, vines and red and white flowers on a black background. The collar could be folded down to match the rest of the wrapper or worn standing up, showing a black side which matches the stitched down pleats at the bottom of the wrapper and trimming the diagonal pocket at the right side. The faux turn-back cuffed coat sleeves are also edged with a narrow band of the same wool.

The shoulder seams are piped and dropped slightly. The skirt is slightly trained. The bodice area is lined in brown, gold, black and white calico print. The lower portion of the wrapper is unlined.

This princess line garment is shaped to loosely fit the figure with vertical seams and darts but no waist seams.It fastens all the way down the front with abalone shell buttons.

Measurements: Bust 36 inches, waist 30 1/2 inches, full hips, overall length is 62 inches to end of train.

Condition: there are some areas where the cross (weft) threads are missing but the long threads are still present making the holes very subtle. There is also a regular thumb size hole near the middle left front side of the skirt.There are also some splits in the bodice and flounce lining but overall the gown is very strong and will display well. The black areas have faded to to almost a dark brown color and there is soiling at the hem.almost a dark brown color and there is soiling at the hem.

Clearance Victorian 1870's Wrapper Dress With History Florilla R. Smallwood

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: calico, wool
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