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.
Very attractive design and colouring.
The fine cotton roller printed with a trellis covered with pale yellow flowers, stripes of pink exotic flowers.
The round neck with rouleau trim, front opening bodice, drawstring at the lower bodice, bust darts, the back with rouleau trimmed diamond shaping, very long sleeves tapering to the cuffs, with a button fastening, three rouleau trim bands, the skirt with a fall front, wide skirts, the hem with two rouleau trimmed gathered flounces, the bodice lined with substantial cotton foldover bust flaps. A seperate matching belt.
Shoulder to hem: 55 in; 1.4 m
Hem Circumference: 6ft 10in; 2.10 m
Very fresh looking. The front left side bodice, as you look at the dress, has a small 3/4 in; 1.5 cm hole.There is enough fabric on the inside to use for repair. The bodice front right hand side has a few blackish marks and a tiny pin head hole. The front skirt has a small darn near the waist and one very very small hole to the lower area. The skirt has slightly faded all the way round, but the bodice has'nt, which I don't quite understand. Takes a while and only when you scrutinise to realise.
Costume in Detail Nancy Bradfield p 118
Price: on request
Ref N°: 8596
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