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Vintage Clothing, Victorian to 1919 (page 1)

Dee Davenport Howe

146 Bowdoin Street ~ Springfield, Massachusetts 01109 ~ (413) -781-1505

 

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Edwardian Black silk blouse. No collar. Front hook closure. Fabric is coming away from the 2 hooks. A placket covers the hooks and has 4 small tucks. The shoulders and front are decorated with black silk panels on just the upper blouse. The panels have 4 fabric covered buttons for decoration. Blouse has a pigeon front. Long loose fitting sleeves. 4 inches from the wrist the sleeves become narrow. The 4 inch cuffs have 6 tucks on each sleeve. In the back of the blouse on each side of the center are 3 tiny tucks. Blouse and sleeves are lined in black cotton. The cotton lining buttons with 5 black buttons. Bust is 38 inches, 16 1/2 inches between shoulders. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC6154 price $125.00

 

 

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Teens white cotton gauze dress. High square neck line, 1 inch lace trim. 3/4 length sleeves. Eyelet on the shoulders and top of Sleeve. 1/2 inch lace on the cuffs and Small tucks on the inside of sleeve and cuffs. On the front of the dress is an large eyelet center, with tucks on both sides. Top of the skirt has eyelet trim, Lace insets, and tucks. Their are a few age spots on the dress. and one less than dime size hole. These are all minor and shown in photo's. This dress for it's age is in great wearable condition. Dress has back button closure. 38 inch bust, 32 inch waist, 52 inch hips and 51 inches long.

 cat# DC6529 price $115.00 "SOLD"

 

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TEENS Era White linen dress. High round neck. five- 1/4 inch tucks on the shoulders in front. A 5 1/2 inch wide lace panel in the front center, from neck to the waist. 1 1/2 inch waist band. The bodice is gathered above the waist band. Long sleeves with 1 1/2 inch wide lace cuffs. Dress has a gored skirt, ankle length. 9 mother of pearl buttons for closure in back. In the back of the bodice are 2 one inch wide lace panels on each side of the opening. There are a few very minor imperfections in the lace and one very tiny hole in the skirt , it is smaller than the head of a pencil eraser. The hole is located near a seam it's not noticeable, otherwise the dress is in Excellent Condition. 35 inch bust , 26 inch waist, 54 inches long from shoulder to hem.

cat# DC3967 price $105.00

 

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Victorian wrapper. Very light weight cotton fabric, white with black tiny circles, white cotton ruffle with black trim around the yokes, both back and front and cuffs. Long sleeves with puffy tops . Front hidden 5 mother of pearl button closure. Small standard collar. Under both back and front yoke the fabric is gathered to make the wrapper fuller . One front pocket on the right. The wrapper should have 2 waist ties but one is missing. Item is machine made, a tiny cotton tag on the inside of the neck the printing on the tag is faded and gone. There are 3 holes in the back by the hem. one is 1/4 inch wide and one inch long. the other 2 holes are smaller than the head of a pencil eraser. 30 inch bust 23 inch waist. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC5188 price $155.00

 

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Titanic Era White cotton lawn skirt. Hook closure in front of waist and Snap closure down the front, with a center pleat down the front to hide the snaps. Beautiful white on white hand embroidery and some cut work. Skirt is Semi straight style with a center pleat in the back. The back of the skirt is longer than the front. 2 pin holes in the front. 28 inch waist, 38 /39 inch hips, 42 inches long in back and 39 inches long in front. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC5959 price $85.00

 

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Victorian 1880's bustle dress, The bodice is a black on black silk brocade of a leaf design. Long sleeves, the front of the sleeves are black velvet with 3 buttons on the cuffs, there should be 4 buttons one is missing, some wear on the inside of the elbow on the velvet. The front of the bodice has black velvet down the front on both sides and the 1 1/2 inch collar, also a black velvet piping around the hem . a bow in front with both the black velvet and brocade fabrics. the black velvet is worn in spots especially in the area of the buttons, there is a small hole on the left side front probably where a mourning pin had gone. Bodice has a 14 button closure, buttons are dime size black and brass with a flower design the same buttons are on the sleeves . The bodice is lined in tan cotton, has inside waist belt, no boning, outside of bodice has a watch pocket in front, 1/2 inch line crack in the silk near the pocket, 5 very tiny holes near hem in the silk. Waist 31 inches, 38 inch bust. The skirt is black silk brocade with a 6 1/2 inch wide panel of velvet down the front, the velvet panel starts at the waist and ends 6 inches from the hem, the very bottom of the skirt is a 5 1/2 inch pleated velvet, the brocade part of the skirt ends at the velvet and has the gladiator style scalloped edges, the velvet hem has some minor wear, also in front on 2 pleats at the hem, one of the pleats has 2 inches missing of the velvet, and the other pleat has 3 holes about the size of the head of the pencil eraser. Also on the back of the skirt is a small damaged area but covered by the gathers, shows in photo The waist band has been replaces on the skirt, Waist 30 inches. skirt is lined in black cotton.

cat# DC3175 Price $375.00

 

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Victorian Brown silk dress. 2 pieces. Bodice Has a stand up pleated collar. Long coat style sleeves, with gathered caps at the shoulders, 3 inch gathered cuffs. Bodice has 13 button holes down the front , 4 buttons match, 2 different style buttons. Bodice fits to a natural waistline and down over the hips, longer in the back. Bodice is not boned Bodice is lined in tan glazed cotton. Minor under arm stain almost not noticeable. The skirt is floor length, bustle style fuller in the back. 2 gathered ruffles ,4 inches from the hem. Some minor shattering in the silk under the waist band. Skirt 27 inch waist, 39 inches long in front and 43 inches long in back. Bodice has a 35 inch bust, 28 inch waist. Some of the button holes have minor damaged. Otherwise the dress is in Excellent condition.

cat# DC6458 Price $345.00

 

 

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Early Teens Titanic era. Black silk faille dress with rust color velvet trim on the neck, cuffs and shoulder seams. The sleeves are elbow length open on the outside. Dress has an off white lace under blouse, with a high collar , blouse is lined just above the bodice to the waist. Waist seam on the dress is slightly higher than normal. The skirt is in 2 layers. The bottom skirt goes to the floor and the top skirt is shorter and comes to a "V" both back and front. Dress has hook closure in back. The hem of the skirt on the fold that touches the ground is not perfect, but not very noticeable. Otherwise the dress is in Excellent Condition. 32 inch bust, 26 inch waist and 53 inches long from shoulder to hem.

cat# DC4712 price $175.00

 

 

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Beautiful Titanic era Blue silk dress with tiny white oval print designs. Round neck , no collar. Gathered bodice both front and back. The sleeves are pleated from shoulder to cuffs. on top of the cuff is a 2 1/2 inch black silk cuff with a black embroidered flower. The sleeves are just below the elbow length. Dress has a 3 inch black silk waist band with a blue and white large decretive buckle, both back and front. Dress has back hook closure. Skirt has box pleats from waist to lower hips. Pleats are open from lower hips to hem. The waist on this dress is almost empire style. 30 inch bust, 21 inch waist, 51 inches long. Bodice has a white gauze lining with stays. Excellent Condition no flaws that I notice.

cat# DC6470 price $255.00

 

 

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Edwardian/ Teens 2 piece dress. Off white gauze with brown ovals with tiny roses as the print. 1 inch lace collar, 2 tucks on each side in front they run from the shoulders to the waist. Lace trim down the front from shoulder to waist and a "V" shape lace design framing out a yoke. 7 tiny tucks in the center under the yoke. 3/4 sleeves with lace trim. Snap closure in back. Gathered skirt ankle length. 3 small rust stains on the skirt, they are not noticeable because of the print. The hem on the skirt is 4 inches, looks like it was taken up at one time. Skirt is a 28 inch waist. 36 inches long , plus the 4 inch hem. Bodice is 28 inch waist, 40 inch bust. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC4748 price $175.00

 

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Titanic/ Teens era, White cotton linen dress. High round neck, with decorative double stitching in an angled design. 2 crochet buttons and faux button holes for decoration. Elbow length sleeves with the same angled design, double stitching and 3 button and holes for decoration. Bodice is decorated with reverse angle designs and 7 crochet buttons and holes. Gathered at the waist. Back button closure. 2 worn spots one on each side of the button closure. when wearing a white corset cover the wear spots will never show. Skirt is "A" line shape, floor length. A 1 inch tuck goes around the skirt in an angle design same as bodice and sleeves. the tuck is 9 inches above the hem. On the high spots of the angle there are crochet buttons and button holes. Also a small pleat on the right front and back center of lower skirt. Great dress Great condition. 24 inch waist, 34 inch bust.

cat# DC4021 price $195.00

 

 

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Late 1890's black silk 2 piece dress. The bodice- High black velvet collar, with a black bead fringe. The yoke is a white on white silk, stripe design. The remainder of the bodice and skirt are a black silk with 1/4 inch silk thread lines. A scalloped neckline around the yoke with 2 rows of a ruche silk black ribbon trim. Long narrow sleeves with slight puffiness at the tops and narrow to the wrists . Little cap tops on the shoulders over lapping the puffy part of the sleeves. These caps are lined in white silk and edged with the black ruche. Two rows of ruche come down the front to the waist. The bodice has a slight pigeon front. 9 stays on the inside, tan cotton lined. Bodice has a 23 inch waist, 30 inch bust. The yoke has a couple of tiny holes, The black silk has a few very tiny holes near the arm seam. The Skirt has 7 gores and a wide flounce at the hem with silk ribbon ruche trim. Skirt is lined in black cotton and has a velvet hem. 23 inch waist, 41 inches long in front and 46 inches long in back. The bodice lining is torn in one spot by the hooks inside. High collar has soiling on the inside. Underarm staining on the lining. Skirt has mends by the hooks in back of the waist band. and slight wear on the hem.

cat# DC4294 Price $475.00

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 Daveda Howe

146 Bowdoin Street ~ Springfield, Massachusetts 01109 ~ (413) -781-1505