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Vintage for Valentines

Wed, Feb 14, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 158

TWO SILK DAY OR MOURNING DRESSES, c. 1881 & 1898

Estimate: $300 - $500

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

1 black silk satin mourning dress w/ machine embroidered applique to faux reveres, skirt flatlined in taffeta w/ pinked ruffle, c. 1898, bodice B 36”, L 17”, skirt W 30”, L 43”, (6" tear left sleeve, few other small tears, wear & loose stitching around collar w/ 0.5” hole CB, varying shattering throughout, few small scuffs, wear to hem, cuff) good; 1 black on grey striped taffeta w/ black silk taffeta bias trim to cuff & knife pleated skirt ruffle, c. 1881, bodice B 32”, L 20”, skirt W 26”, L 42”, (some shattering esp. upper bodice & skirt, pinholes, minor discoloration, light wear to hem, 1 loose button) fair. Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum to benefit collections care, preservation and future acquisitions.

Condition

Fair-Good

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