1920s beaded ivory silk dress - as is
1920s dress with heavily beaded decoration. Hand made in France’ label to one shoulder.
Selling as is due to condition - see below.
Shown unclipped on a UK8, weight of hem means it drapes well.
Length from nape to hem approx 46”
Very pretty, but sadly imperfect so selling as it is. Overall integrity of the fabric is reasonable, but there a number of small holes and stress spots to the silk - have photographed all I saw. It may even be an idea to use the dress as a pattern and move the beadwork into a new base. It is displayable/workable as is but I don’t know how much dancing it could stand!
Shoulders have been taken up to solve a split in the fabric. Plenty of beads still in there if you need a match!
The overall majority of beadwork appears intact and secure. The beaded border design is asymmetric with snaps to fasten to one side (top one is loose) - slightly cocoon shape (see photo of internal hem line laid flat for shape)
The very top of beadwork panel requires a securing stitch.
Some discolouration to fabric, very slight yellowing to one underarm area more than the other.
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Postage to the US has increased recently so apologies for the high price! I send everything tracked, and will send your reference once your order has been posted - along with any refunds owed.