1862 Wood Engraving Victorian Dress Fashion Fichu Collar Bertha Breakfast YGLB1

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This is an original 1862 hand-tinted color wood engraving of fashionable Victorian dress accessories for women including a fichu made of blue silk and trimmed with white lace; a fancy muslin collar trimmed with Valenciennes lace; a linen collar and pointed chemisette, trimmed with fluted ruffling; a Victoria bertha made of puffed muslin and pieces of blue ribbon and trimmed with lace; and two breakfast caps trimmed with ribbon.

CONDITION

This 150+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Hand-Tinted Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 9.25 inches; 14 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

A must for every fashion-conscious young lady during the mid-to-late 1800's was a subscription to GodeyÕs LadyÕs Book. Published by Louis A. Godey from 1830-1878, it was the most widely circulated magazine in the period before the Civil War and it continued to be a leading American womenÕs magazine until it ceased publication in 1898. GodeyÕs was known for its beautiful (and costly) hand-tinted engraved fashion plates which were often cut out and framed by the young women who bought the magazine. Period Paper is pleased to offer that option once again Ñfor 21st century fashionistasÑ original Victorian fashion plates perfect for framing and display.

Keywords specific to this image: 1860's Fashion, Antique Clothing, Victorian Costume

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