Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#4534 - c. 1895/6 Museum Quality Champagne Embroidered Silk Taffeta Dressing Gown! Near Mint Condition! I'm often asked if it's difficult for me to sell my items as I am a collector at heart. Most of the time I can justify it "as my job".. but there are times I wonder what the heck I'm doing selling some of these most precious, exquisite gowns! I've come upon a few particularly amazing pieces lately. Perhaps I should just close down this website and sell something I love less... let's see... perhaps Yeah, that'll do! If you want to purchase this gown... PLEASE treat it well!!! It's come through over 100 years in near Mint condition... and deserves the only the finest home!!! Champagne colored silk taffeta gown with huge muttonsleeves. Embroidered with Japanese influenced pale pink, pale green and platinum embroidered flowers, leaves and one branch near front bottom. Open robe style with attached blush pink (smocked at neck and waistline) silk gauze front.. also embroidered. Hidden button closures. Patch pockets at sides. Lace at neck. Back of gown is watteau style. Gown is fully lined in a quilted pink silk. With the exception of one eraser size spot at back skirt, and a few very light spots barely seen nearby, and the fact that the blush pink front has slightly faded over time...the entire piece and lining is in near MINT condition!! Nearly like new!!! You just have to wonder what designer label is missing from this piece. Measures: 30/31" bust, 11" across back between armseams - so small back necessary (though it gets on me, so not overly small like some!!), up to 30" waist, 55" long in front from shoulder to hem, 59" long in back.  EXTREMELY SIMILAR GOWN HIGHLIGHTED IN KYOTO COSTUME INSTITUTE BOOK, Pg. 307

SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display