Delicious colour silk brocade woven with silver, which would have sparkled by candlelight.
From the collection of the late Mrs June Jeffreys (1928 – 2016) who married George William Eyre Jeffreys (1931 - 2019) in 1960. The house Newhouse, Redlynch, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, has been in the family for 400 years and many of the dress collection was inherited through Mr Jeffrey’s family.
I would be pleased to send out the full family history.
The rich apple green slightly ribbed silk woven with silver spots.
The bodice with a cotton tape with Eyre-Matcham, with wide neck, two bust darts, the back with gathering to the neck and curving rouleau trim from sleeve back to waist, double hooks and eyes to the high waist, puffed sleeves, with extra puffs to the top, caught with a rouleau trimmed back, the skirt with original additions to the hem area, the bodice lined with glazed cotton. Seperate central boned rouleau trimmed waistband, with hook and eye fastenings.
Shoulder to hem 4ft 4 in; 1.32 m
Hem circumference 6ft 6 in; 1.95 m
Very slight underarm markings, which because they are right under the puff hardly show. You will see the back waistband has been let out. Perhaps the young women wearing it put on weight or another women wore it. Few marks to the hem.
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