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Late Bustle Era/Blue Velvet- Show & Tell!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by Another Time Antiques, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Another Time Antiques

    Another Time Antiques Trade Member

    End of a long day...but did finish my pictures for my late Victorian blue velvet dress. Here are a couple of them. This garment is two piece and the shirt has a "flap" like area that ties in separately around the waist. This pleated/gathered back creates an area for fullness for a fanny bustle/enhancer.

    This particular dress came from the area where my shop is in western NY. We are a small town outside a larger city. The area here was well to do and booming at the turn of the century. This is a well made dress in pretty good condition still!

    Here's the pictures:

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  2. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    how pretty - thank you for the treat! especially as I haven't been shopping myself in forever and ever.
    Hollis
     
  3. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    The velvet looks to be in still very fine condition too! Treat is right!
    (especially since I have never been lucky enough to find a Victorian
    velvet garment)

    Sue
     
  4. Another Time Antiques

    Another Time Antiques Trade Member

    the velvet dress

    Thanks folks.... it's fun to share these items!! I'm beginning to think the victoriana collectors have dimished... so it's good to find kindred souls here!!

    That velvet is in pretty amazing condition! It is the cotton velvet on the heavy ground. I did spend a lot of time with my toothbrush "drycleaning" areas!!:) Then fresh air days on the clothes line. Finialized with a touch of the vacume cleaner.

    This is definitely a winter-weight garment. She was certainly cozy warm in this on her days out. The color is midnight dark blue. The pleated silk faille bodice is black. Simple.... elegant!
     
  5. DoubleSeahorse

    DoubleSeahorse Registered Guest

    Hey there,

    Fellow Victoriana collector here. Got to say that's a really lovely dress. Most Victorian velvet I've run into is in generally poor condition with lots of fiber loss and stuff.

    Again, nice!

    ~Tiff~
     
  6. Welcome Tiff/Doubleseahorse!!

    Chris
     
  7. Another Time Antiques

    Another Time Antiques Trade Member

    Well I'm happy to announce that "miss blue" now has a new home with another kindred spirit keeper! She will be adorning the bedroom of a lovely couple here is western NY!

    :) Love happy endings!
     
  8. Another Time Antiques

    Another Time Antiques Trade Member

    Well I'm happy to announce that "miss blue" now has a new home with another kindred spirit keeper! She will be adorning the bedroom of a lovely couple here is western NY!

    :) Love happy endings!
     

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