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Silver Fabric Embroidered in Silver Trim Gents Waistcoat, c. 1770's
This 18th c waistcoat is made with silver fabric that has been embroidered with silver flowers with sequin centers. Its trimmed in a metallic, sequined garland and tassel pattern. There are eleven original sequined buttons down the center front. Also, six original buttons, three on each side under the flaps of the two pockets. The front is lined in cream silk twill. The back is made of homespun flannel. There is some wear on the exterior of the shoulders on the front and some tearing of the interior lining inside the shoulder area. A small amount of sequin loss. B 33", L 29"
Floral Silk Brocade Caraco, c. 1700's
Lady’s brown and cream floral silk brocade caraco from the 18th century. It has very straight backside seams indicative of the 18th century when stays were worn. The seam allowance is very tight and the fabric print does not match up at the seams. The tie in the front, a waistband inside to hold a skirt up and hem tape around the waist has been added in the 19th century. Truly a wonderful find from the 1700’s. B 32", W 27", Other than the 19th century alterations the condition is very good.
torso: 12” (shoulder to the natural waist line)
shoulder: 13 ½”
Museum Deaccessioned Damask Brocade Stomacher c. 1760 - 1780
Green blue silk brocade with leaf and barry pattern damask background. Large center flower blossom in peach, orange and ivory. Some silver metallic trim across the top of the stomacher. Baleen or cane stays are all in place. Home - spun linen is used on the backing and a center top pocket in the fabric is present. The size measures 12 1/2 inches by 15 3/4 inches. The silk is worn in some places but over all condition is good. The stays are in excellent condition. Deaccessioned from the Heritage Society.
Brooklyn Museum Corset Floral Embroidered, c. 1930's
Museum deaccession from Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Museum's acquisiton number: 50. 105. 181. Machine embroidered with coral, light blue and green threads. Quilted fabric. Very good construction.
Brooklyn Museum Corset Cover Floral Embroidered, c. 1930's
Museum deaccession from Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Museum's acquisiton number: 50. 105. 171 and dated 1930’s. Machine embroidered with coral, light blue and green threads. Quilted fabric. Bones in center back and hook and eye closure in center front. Very good construction.
Lady's Civil War Era Silk Floral Brocade Bodice, c. 1860
This is a beautiful condition, lady’s original Civil War era bodice, c. 1860’s. This item was deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Beautiful brown and gray silk brocade bodice with brown partial lining. The original boning and hook and eye closure is at the center front. Nice details like armscye and neckline piping. Soft silk fringe around pagoda sleeves, center front closures and waistline. Dropped shoulder seams characteristically of Civil War period bodices. B 31", W22" Condition is excellent.
torso: 15 ” (shoulder to the natural waist line)
shoulder: 16 1/2”
Pink Jacket with Velvet Covered Buttons, c. 1870
Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisiton number tag and donor identification. There are 36 velvet covered buttons decorating the jacket. There is pink silk fringe around the cuffs, neckline and waistline. Beautiful details on the center front knitted decoration. Covered eyes in the hook and eye center front closure. Condition is good.
Lady's Civil War Era Silk Floral Jacket, c. 1860
This is a lady’s original Civil War era jacket, c. 1860’s. This item was deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York and has the museum's acquisiton number tag sewn inside of jacket’s neckline. Beautiful black and green silk with flora pattern. There is soft, silk, looped fringe around pagoda sleeves. The dropped shoulder seams are a quintessential characteristically of the Civil War era bodice. B 28", W22" Condition is very good.
torso: 23” (shoulder to the bottom of the bodice)
Lady's Brown Silk Bodice with Metallic Beadwork, c. 1870
Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisiton number tag and donor identification. This auction is for a lady’s brown silk bodice, c. 1870. This bodice has a LOT of beadwork. For example seed bead around the neckline and beaded trim down the center front closure (so much beadwork that the bodice is actually heavy). There is ruby velvet trim down the center front. Hook and eye closures are used. B 36 1/2", W28" Condition is good with some wear to the velvet trim.
shoulder: 13 1/2 ”
torso: 12 1/2” (shoulder to the natural waist line)
Museum deaccession Brown Silk Wedding Bodice, c. 1870
Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisiton number tag and donor identification. This is a lady’s brown bodice, c. 1870. There are five covered buttons down center front. Beautiful detail with russet silk faille trim and a bow on each sleeve. Museum tag says "Brown Basque from Wedding Dress". Condition is good.
Museum Civil War Era Silk Wedding Gown, c. 1860's
Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisiton number tag and donor identification. Wonderful Civil War era cream silk faille wedding gown, c. 1860’s. Two piece, bodice with lace up closure on center back, boat neck, cap sleeve with pleated overlay, neckline and sleeve with ruffles, netting and velvet ribbons. Full skirt with small train. B 26", W21"
length: 42 1/2" (skirt)
Gingham Silk Maternity Dress Pre Civil War Era c 1850’s
Museum deaccession from Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York and has the original tags with museum's acquisition numbers and date. Wonderful pre Civil War era silk maternity dress. Brown and white gingham with replaced faux wood buttons. One piece dress. Hidden pocket and drawstring waist. Some staining under arms and on half of center front see photographs. One pencil eraser size hole. (c. 1850’s)
Condition is very good.
bust: 35 inches
waist: 36 inches
Museum Blue Silk Faille Bustle Dress c. 1880’s
Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisition number tag and donor identification. Blue silk faille bustle dress c. 1880’s. Three piece bustle dress with long boned bodice. Jeweled buttons are replacements. Full skirt with built-in bustle, trimmed in blue velvet with overskirt. Jacket has been widened at front with beautiful horizontal striped matching fabric.
Emerald Green and Black Striped Silk Gown c. 1860's
Museum deaccession and has the museum's acquisiton numbers and donor identification. The trimming on bodice and skirt is stripes of black velvet. Bodice has velvet covered black buttons. Matching belt of original fabric with black velvet trim.
Emerald Green Silk Afternoon Gown with Jacket, c. 1860's
Museum deaccession from Fashion Group International, Florida and has the museum's acquisiton number tag and donor identification. Green silk one-piece dress with train and boned bodice. The trimming on bodice and skirt is made with straight geometric strips of black velvet. Bodice has velvet covered black buttons. Skirt has a hidden pocket. The matching original jacket survived with the dress!! Buttons on the jacket have been replaced and jacket condition is fair to good with a tear at the neckline and some staining. The condition of the dress is fair to good. The waist was let out. This gown is fully lined in brown cotton. The hem stiffened with wide woven horsehair band. bust: 35” waist: 27 ½” shoulder: 15 ½” torso: 14 ½” (shoulder to the true waist line)
Museum Deaccessioned Silk Faille Day Dress, c. 1860’s with the Brooklyn Museum of Art's acquisiton number tag.
Museum Lady's Beautiful Skirt, c. 1850 - 60's
Museum deaccession from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Lady’s wool skirt with sheer gauze brocade flounce. It is very beautiful in person: the sheerness of the flounce with the detail of the brocade. The colors are: green, white, black, yellow and pink. The hook and eye closure is missing. This skirt has a green lining. W 25" length: 45 1/2" Condition is very good.
Deaccessioned from the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts, with written documentation from the museum documenting that this frock coat was deaccessioned from the collection. This frock coat is all original. The material is navy broadcloth with a sky blue stand up collar. The coat is thigh length. Breast buttons with arm and sward marked Mass Militia, coattail pockets, two eagle buttons on coattail and two missing.
Condition is good to very good.