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Vintage for Valentines

Wed, Feb 14, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 8

TWO CUT VELVET OR PLUSH AFTERNOON OR DINNER DRESSES, 1880s

Estimate: $500 - $800

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$2,000 $100
$5,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$40,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$500,000 $10,000
$1,000,000 $25,000

2-pc cut velvet in pomegranate motif on horizontally barred satin striped ground & burgundy satin w/ thread worked ball button closures, bodice lined in cotton twill, c. 1885, bodice B 32”, W 24”, L 40”, skirt W 26”, L 41”, (few tiny holes, light discoloration, 2.5” light stain & 0.5” wear spots left lap, few seam openings up to 1” & seam repairs at bodice, seam strain rt underarm, 1 loose button); 2-pc silk plush c/o extending CF buttoning bodice into sweeping train, originally c. 1880 w/ re-worked gimp bodice underdress c.1940, overdress B 30”, W 22”, L 52”, underdress B 32”, W 26”, L 52”, (light wear, minor seam strain CB W, few tiny holes, shattering & seam strain to added slip, snaps added) both very good. Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum to benefit collections care, preservation and future acquisitions.

Condition

Very Good

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Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum to benefit collections care, preservation and future acquisitions.