This dress is being modeled by an 18" wigged china. The doll is only modeling the dress and does not come with this gown, but is available for sale in my shop in another antique dress. This dress is truly fantastic in it's detailing. It's made of a silk sateen type of material and the color is a wonderful deep orange. I would call it a burnt orange. It has two layers of deep ruffles at the bottom of the skirt and an off the shoulder neckline. The skirt and neckline are embellished with a wonderful gold threaded trim. The back of the gown has a layered, bustled 'train', and the sleeves are puffed at the shoulder and tight around the lower arms. I am also including the antique hooped slip with this gown. The purse shown in one of the photos does not come with this dress, but is available for purchase separately in my shop. As I mentioned, this gown is being modeled on an 18" doll. The dress measurements are as follows: 13.5" in front and 14.5" in back neck to hem 4.5" shoulder to shoulder 3" across the waist not quite 4" from neck to point of bodice Sleeve is 6" from shoulder to hem**The lower portion which is the tight part measures 3" long and is 1.5" across at the elbow tapering down to 1" across at the wrist.
The condition of this dress is just wonderful. There are no holes or tears and no fading. There is one spot which is on the inside of the dress but cannot be seen on the outside as it is on the lower ruffle in the back and is covered by the ruffle above it. The material is in excellent, sturdy condition. This dress is truly worthy of any French Fashion doll.