Antique American Late Victorian Black Calico Workwear Pioneer Dress - XS
Historic American black and white calico pioneer dress dating from around 1890-1910.
Beautiful smock style with a button-up bodice built-in beneath the long outer layer.
A central box pleat containing four narrower pleats drop from the nape at the back, fixed in place at the waist with a bow, they open up toward the hem giving fullness and a slight train to the skirt.
Yoke, collar and cuffs are finished with handmade braiding.
Elbows are reinforced with calico of a different print as this dress was made to be worked in.
There is yellowing to the collar and the cotton muslin lining inside. It is possible that the dress could be soaked gently and some, if not all of this discolouration could be removed.
Several small holes by the right cuff and to the side of the garment at the back waist.
Bodice buttons up with an assortment of buttons, we think one is the original horn button and three are metal replacements, although these would have been replaced at some point in the early part of the twentieth century.
Although there are some small issues with its condition when one considers both the age of the garment and the purpose for which it was made it is more than notable that its fabric is still strong and the garment remains completely wearable.
This is a museum-quality piece and an exceptional survivor of a bygone era.
|Chest (flat garment) - (inches)||32|
|Waist - (inches)||25|
|Length - (inches)||46.5|
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