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Riding the line between the Roaring 20s and The Great Depression of the 1930s is this spectacular black Chantilly lace dress from Charles F. Berg in Portland, Oregon. Berg's was the first clothing shop in Portland to appeal to youth with his Chumley labeled clothing and this dress certainly embodies the younger styles of the time.

This dress photographed beautifully, but it appears a little darker in person. The colorful lining is not quite as visible in reality. Creatively seamed lace overlay features a key shape on the bodice to which lace is gathered creating room for the bust. Geometric seaming at the hip reeks of Art Deco elegance and reveals a full skirt. Lining is trimmed with lace at the hem. Closes at side with snaps as this dress well predates the common use of zippers.

Labeled: CHUMLEY Charles F. Berg Portland, Oregon (gold and blue embroidery on a cream label. This is the oldest Chumley label I have ever seen.)

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I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. Meaghan's measurements are 33-25-38 and she stands 5'8" tall.

Watch the bust and hip measurements on this dress as that is where it is the most fitted.

-Bust: Up to 35"
-Waist: 30"
-Hip: Up to 38"
-Shoulder to shoulder: 12.5"
-Length: 49"


Very Good condition rating a 7 out of 10. A few loose threads here and there. The only real flaw is that this dress appears to have been wet washed at some time in it's life and the colors of the silk and lace have bled together on the lining a little. This is not visible while wearing thanks to the lace overlay. There were two tiny tears in the silk under each arm which I patched. I cannot find one hole in the Chantilly lace.

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: chantilly lace, silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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