~As we enter the final week in March, it is time for our third annual Tax Return Sale. First we had papier maches on sale, then china dolls, and now, ladies and gentlemen of the doll world; it is time for the Bisque and Bebe sale of your dreams! From now until April 15th, we will be giving you a very, VERY good opportunity to utilize those tax return dollars with a mark down sale that is TOO BIG for us to do in one sitting, so we will be adding dolls to it in small gasps- starting at the top with our most beloved and extraordinary bebes, down to the sweetest and already affordable German dollies. Come join the doll fun and search Tax Return in our shop to see all the dolls and accessories included in the sale!~
A beautiful dress from my personal collection, this one of a kind gown with silk fringe trim constructed out of toffee and cream coloured cotton gingham, is an amazing find. This is a museum quality dress for a top quality doll! The embroidered silk fringe trim is just an incredible example of the subdued opulence that dresses from this period exhibited; the cut of the collar (open decolte) and the back shoulder seams allow us to date this dress at the 1862 period, when China dolls were at the height of popular production. Probably made in the US, this gown is partially constructed on an early sewing machine, part hand stitched. The soft gingham is perfectly complimented by the silk trim; and that open neckline proclaims this dress a ballgown. What a singular find!
Waist: Up to 8.25" Total Length: 15.5" Waist to Collar: 3.5" Wasit to skirt: 11.5" Sleeve Length: 5.5" Shoulder to Shoulder: 5" Circumference of Cuff: 2.5"
Condition: Very Good. For its age, this dress is in immaculate condition. Some ageing to bottom of sleeves (visible in photos) some fading to the front of the trim at the collar, minor fraying to trim. Otherwise, this gown is near mint! We love this piece and know it will be at home in a world class collection.
*This beautiful dress is available on layaway, and it ships for free in the US!*