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Antique Victorian mourning bodice, Blouse, French jet

Regular price £149.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £149.00 GBP
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A beautiful antique, Victorian era black silk blend bodice or blouse.

It is a very fitted piece, the waist coming down in a point to the front, high on the hips with a wide pleat fold at the back allowing for a bustle / skirts.

It has a mandarin style collar and beautiful French jet beading, the waist fastens at the lowest point on a diagonal fastening with French jet buttons.

The front crosses over the body at a slight angle, it fastens inside and outside with hook and eye fasteners.

A beautiful piece! Lots of work has gone into this beauty, most likely a mourning piece, it does have some wear, see condition.

English make, late Victorian era c1880s

Fair used condition overall, age commensurate wear and signs of use, some fasteners need replacing and have rusting or weakness, some wear to the collar, loss of beading overall, some small marks and worn areas, wear to the inner.

It has not been cleaned by us, specialist cleaning only.

Approx measurements:
30" bust
24" waist
20" length (shoulder to tip)
15.5" length shoulder to hip
12" shoulder to shoulder
21" sleeve length

This garment has not been cleaned so may require cleaning prior to use, please note it can only be specially cleaned.

Any questions or queries please contact us.