Anonymous 1950's gown retailed at the exclusive Palm Beach boutique Sara Fredericks. It is made of pale blue silk chiffon that is tightly gathered in the style of Madam Grés. The dress plays upon the relationship between tight ruching and the voluminous folds that result. Fitted bodice is sleeveless, has v-neck, and an asymmetrical waistband. Tea-length skirt has a large swag of fabric that drapes across the front and back. Fully lined. Boned bodice. Side metal zipper.
No size label.
Condition- Good with faint staining throughout. Dress could easily be worn as is or dyed another color.
Black cotton long dress is likely from Palestine. Brightly colored hand-embroidery in blue, green, yellow, and various shades and tones of red covers the chest, hem, and sleeves. Angled sleeve is trimmed with red cotton and hangs down the side of the dress almost to the hem. Keyhole neckline with tie. A-line silhouette. Blue velvet trim at hem.
Condition: Very good- some small repairs throughout
Antique tea dress dates to the Edwardian Era from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Teens. It is made of white cotton with hand-embroidery and openwork throughout the bodice, at waistband, cuffs, and hem. Fitted bodice has pintucked detailing, ruffle collar, and 3/4-length sleeves. Center back button closure. Unlined.
Condition: Very good with a missing button and a faint stain on the front skirt. This dress could likely benefit from a soaking in Biz or Oxyclean
Vintage dress dates to the Edwardian Era from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Teens. It is made of white linen with panels of crocheted lace. Round neck with lace trim. Short sleeves. Center back button closure. Unlined.
Condition: Very good to excellent with light rust stains where the hooks and eyes are. This is concealed when garment is on the body. Additionally there are a few breaks in the lace at the side neckline.
Vintage oversized piano shawl dates to the 1920's during the Art Deco era. Black silk ground is densely hand-embroidered with images of butterflies and flowers of various sizes. Fringed trim has wide band of macrame at the point where it meets the shawl.
Condition: Excellent. Fading in embroidery in upper corner.