This is a beautiful 18th century dress in need of some expert restoration. I purchased the dress along with an 18th century mannequin but have never displayed the dress due to it's fragility. The dress is cream silk brocade and at some time in it's life I would image it has been partially taken apart, perhaps because of changing fashion? The dress for some reason has a split in the back at the top, the dress is unlined and there are two spare sleeve cuffs. The sleeves appear to be in good order and the fabric itself aside from a few age related marks is in good antique condition. The dress would make a wonderful project for a skilled hand, and it would be lovely to see it restored to somewhat of its' former glory. I am not selling this as a perfect piece so please bear that in mind.