~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!~
For the collector interested in a truly pristine piece for their most fashionable lady's trousseau, this beautiful early wrapper will most certainly fit the bill! Constructed out of the finest, most petite blue and white cotton print, and boldly accented with red cotton trim around the collar, cuffs and hem- not to mention the pockets! For all of the tiniest treasures that your dolly needs to stash, the working pockets on this lovely dress will absolutely charm her. But not to be outdone by the functionality of those pockets, the victorian cut of even private sphere garment like this morning wrapper dictated that a train must trail behind the wearer, cutting a most sumptuous silhouette. I am sure that this beautiful garment will be off to it's new home soon!
~We are offering a short layaway of up to 2 months for this piece. Just let us know at checkout that you'll be needing time to pay, or send us an email- you can even call our office at 718.859.0901. We are also open to offers on our lovely model- she will not be listed, but can be sold privately very affordably (she's in perfect condition with her original body and perfect limbs.)~
Measurements: Collar to hem (front): 17" Collar to hem (back): 20" Shoulder to shoulder: 6" Shoulder to cuff: 6.5" Sleeve opening: 2.65"
Condition: Excellent. For its age, this piece is in immaculate condition. Can you imagine a pale cotton fabric making it over 150 years in such lovely condition? There is one small re stitch at one pocket. Otherwise, the piece is in mint condition, from the milk glass buttons to the crimson trimmed train. What a sight to behold! Perfect for the Huret era trousseau of a slightly larger Blampoix girl, or Rohmer. Excellent for china ladies from this early period as well!
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*We now ship all of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we want them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!*