Antique French bodice victorian blouse 1850's white with blue flowers corseted
Such a beautiful, romantic corseted blouse or bodice! This piece dates to the 1850's and is absolutely stunning! This piece uses a wonderful light weight, gauzy cotton with a faded printed floral design in pale blue on a white ground, lined with a plain white cotton. This piece has a beautiful pointed corseted waist and fluted, layered sleeves! The original ribs in the corseted area are made from reed, a very rare find! There were meant to be laces on the front but they are missing. There are puffy shoulder pads on the back interior lining. A very charming piece for collectors, display, or light use as a costume. MEASUREMENTS : This lovely bodice measures 15 inches long, 16.25 inch chest, 20 inch waist, 17.5 inch shoulders and the sleeves are 16 inches long. CONDITION : This bodice is in remarkable condition. It's unwashed and has light storage dust. There are a couple of tiny holes in the backside only in the blue and white fabric.
There are some pale marks or stains, only small ones here and there. The laces are missing and this could use an ironing. The item "Antique French bodice victorian blouse 1850's white with blue flowers corseted" is in sale since Friday, August 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Other Antique Textiles". The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont.
This item can be shipped worldwide.