Rare Victorian Ladies Suit dating from 1897.
Purchased for a going away trip but never worn. Stored since December 1897. The suit comes complete with bonnet.
Made by Sherwood and Saunders Darlington
Victorian ladies virgin wool suit in buttermilk
The Skirt is meant to have a bustle otherwise it will have a fishtail appearance, it’s in stunning condition overall, with only slight dust marks please see photographs The skirt itself has a peplum waist with two ruffles at the hip and with a box pleated back which has an off centre fastening of press studs.
Internally there is provision for a very light bustle.
The jacket closes off centre with two large hand turned mother of Pearl buttons and once again there are two layers of Peplum detailing at the hip, with wool covered brass buttons at the waist, at the cuff and also at the hip of the jacket
To the back of the jacket is a panel of hand embroidery this is carried through to the front of the jacket lapel which has the very same type of embroidery and decoration. The top placket has a covering of bronze silk tulle.
There’s original padding to the shoulders & stiffening to the waist waist
Guide size 10-12
Across the shoulders 16 inches
Shoulder to waist 16 inches
Shoulder to hem 31 inches
Sleeve length 23 inches
Underarm to underarm 42 inches
Waist 38 inches
Hips 46 inches
Waist 27 inches
Kindly please note that it has been taken in 1 inch and there is provision to let it out a further 3 inches
Length 37 inches.
The suit comes complete with a bonnet in the same colour way of buttermilk and chocolate brown.
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