antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice
antique victorian edwardian purple velvet bodice

Antique Purple Silk Velvet Victorian, Edwardian Bodice

Regular price $120.00

Collector's piece, a beautiful item for display.

Late Victorian or Edwardian silk velvet bodice is a glorious purple. The gathered, shell pink, figured silk, shirt front fastens across the front beneath the jacket. It's constructed over a black polished cotton under bodice.  The velvet outer section has two petal shaped lapels, and the front edges and over lapping waistband are top-stitched, giving the quilted look. The sleeves are gathered into the shoulders  and have wide, quilted wrist bands. The waistband is shaped at the back. The under bodice closes down the front with lots of hooks and eyes, then the figured silk front wraps over and fastens with hooks at the shoulder. Very closely fitted to the body all over. There would once have been a matching skirt. Early 20th century.

Measurements

Extra Extra Small

  • Bust 76 cm (30")
  • Waist 51 cm (20")
  • Sleeve 58.5 cm (23")
  • Shoulders 32 cm (12.5")
  • Back 29 cm (11.5")
  • Length 39.5 cm (15.5")

Condition

Suitable for display or research purposes only. The under bodice and velvet are sound. Velvet has a scuff on the front and two small holes in the back. The silk of the pink shirt front is shattering. I have added a press stud at the shoulder as hooking the silk into place was putting too much pressure on the delicate fabric and the snap works for display purposes.

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