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Edwardian Damask and Chiffon Silk Ceremony French Labelled Gown Circa 1900
Circa 1895/1905 France Two-part ceremony nuptial dress (?), skirt and bodice, Japanese style dating from the Belle Epoque. High-waisted corset with a label woven on the waistband indicating Mademoiselle Tessier St Etienne. Cream satin background finely pleated with straw yellow silk crepe on the bust. Eloquent drapery work, knotted and bouillonné, in straw-yellow crepe on the long sleeves ending with a cream-colored cotton lace ruffle. Rich plastron emphasizing the silhouette, consisting of three lugs in satin embroidered with white, gold and silver sequins. Festoons of faceted steel beads and lace on the edges. Small bustle skirt in straw yellow silk damask decorated with waving stems of cherry blossoms in button. A wide straw-yellow satin ribbon tightens the waist and accentuates the S-line of this refined girl ensemble. Very good condition of color and conservation. Size: Equivalent French Size 34. Extract from the catalog of the exhibition "Falbalas, Portraits et Mode au Féminin 1850- 1930" - Museum of Art of the City of Toulon - 2017: The wedding dresses were often colored in France in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. In Provence in particular, the tones chosen in the popular classes are dark: generally dark green or green-yellow. The bride uses a Sunday dress with a beautiful scarf, headdress, apron, and family jewelry necessarily out of the ordinary. The materials used are taffeta and silk, or woolen or Siamese, false silk, poppy or poplin including Arles. Provencal wedding dresses can be puce color, yucky color, dark brown, plum, garnet-colored or green Empire. The light, white or cream wedding dresses correspond to a high social rank and only really appear at the beginning of the 19th century. The immaculate, white dress will not be generalized in France in the popular classes until the twentieth century with the progress of the confection.
- DesignerMademoiselle Tessier
- In the Style Of1895/1905
- Place of OriginFrance
- Condition DetailsExcellent Condition and Color.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- Marked SizeEquivalent French Size 34 (EU)
- Seller LocationToulon, FR
- Reference NumberLU63336349692
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