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Silk Dress | 1840s | eBay auction
Corsets continue to develop and become more and more important as focus is honed in on a woman’s waistline. The continued widening of skirts (with more petticoats and clever corsets with skirt supports like this one) as well as more subtle details, such as seams and bodice decoration, highlight this region and create an illusion of an even smaller waist. Sleeves have become more natural still, and sleeve and skirt decoration both allude to coming stylistic details of the 1850s.
The lot is the contents of an attic trunk, including four 1930s velvet and satin evening gowns, peasant-style embroidered blouses, two 1950s ballgowns, assorted gloves, petticoats, etc.
Click to go to the absentee bidding page. This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST). You will need to register to bid ahead of time.