The center front of the bodice has a very elaborate design done in in bronze, gold, silver and clear sequins with tiny seed beads in gold/bronze, white or clear and yellow-gold. There is a small gold satin flower at the center of the bust with gold bead fringe at the bottom of the flower.This fabulous design goes up and over the shoulders to the center back. It has swirls and floral and leaf designs. The entire piece, which is almost like a collar, is edged in a small ruffled velvet and satin ribbon and has yellow-gold beaded fringe hanging all the way around. It also has 2 very small dangly balls done in bronze beads hanging just in front of each armhole.
They are hard to see due to the heavy fringe. The bodice has a layer of sheer eyelet in the same color over it. The bodice is fully lined in a cream cotton and has stays. It originally fastened with hooks and eyes, however velcro has been added. This could easily be put back to its original!
The long skirt is done in the yellow-gold light weight satin. There are 3 decorative rows near the hem.
The top row is done in a bronze loopy thread - almost looks like beads, but not quite. The middle row is of a scalloped lace and the bottom row is the sheer eyelet. It is gathered at the waist and fastens with snaps.
The skirt needs some TLC - it has frayed on a few of the folds due to age and needs to be repaired / reinforced. It would look really good with an matching underskirt. This beautiful gown has a label from Western Costume Company. The gown measures approximately a 34" bust and 23"/24 waist. There are some beads and or sequins missing and need replacing.The lower skirt has some fraying in the hem area and needs a professional cleaning as it was definitely worn and walked in during production. I would recommend a Professional Cleaning, but overall for its age is in unbelievably beautiful condition! This gown is a beautiful collectable that is still wearable! 99% of the time, with good communications almost any problem can be solved. Please keep in mind we sell Hollywood Wardrobe that is collectable.
Please remember Communication is EVERYTHING because we will bend over backwards to help our valued customers. The item "CIVIL WAR 1800'S PERIOD SATIN GOWN BEADS SEQUINS WESTERN COSTUME COMPANY" is in sale since Tuesday, September 28, 2010. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Wardrobe\Originals".
The seller is "hollywoodmoviecostumes" and is located in Hesperia, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.