Antique Victorian black silk mourning dress. Beautiful details scalloped collar with lace appliqués, inner vest of pale blue silk, pintucked sleeves and collar with blue silk appliqué flowers. Insets of chantilly lace on the bodice and the skirt. The skirt is gathered at the back for volume with three ties or ruffles at the hem. There is a heavy under skirt attached, of polished cotton with a pleated taffeta hem to give the skirt its volume and movement. Beautifully finished with boning and French seams lined in lavender silk. Very good condition, a small hole on the back of one elbow. The silk is fairly stable, no brittleness. The very delicate layers of white lace and silk on the bodice are shattering, including the lace in the collar. There is a hole on the inner bodice. There are scattered small breaks in the black lace and other small imperfections as to be expected with silk of this age. Flat Measurements- Shoulders 14″ Chest 17″ Waist 11″ Length center of back collar to hem 15″. Skirt- Waist 11.5″ Length waistband to front hem 44″. Please ask questions and look closely at the photos. Color may vary from monitor to monitor not responsible for any variation. Vintage clothing is used and will show minor signs of age and use. I carefully inspect every item and try to list all flaws but there may be small flaws not mentioned. The item “Antique Victorian Dress Mourning Black Silk Lace Bodice Skirt 1890s” is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women’s Vintage Clothing\Dresses”. The seller is “russek4″ and is located in Mays Landing, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.