This is a beautiful and rather rare gown in cream silk gauze and embroidered at the base and around the sleeves. The embroidery is in silk and shows oak leaves in green and blue acorns.
The gown is of simple form with very high waist and back closure. There are thin ties to the waist, but none to the neck. The sleeves are puff sleeves and set into the bodice. The back is longer than the front, showing the diminishing of the train which was fashionable at the very beginning of the 19th century. It became obsolete in about 1810 except for very formal attire.
The gown is in very good condition for the age. It is strong and stable. There are occasional small antique well worked darns, which merge in and do not detract. There is one little faint mark to the front side (less than 1/2") which also hardly shows.
We have put a vintage pale green silk ribbon around the waist on one photo, as we feel sure the dress would have had a sash.
Overall this dress is in very good condition. The embroidery shows original colours and is excellent. Very pretty with the lime green so typical of this period.
Measurements: Length to the front 50"- Shoulders 11". Waist all round 24"
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