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1870 Steel Engraving Victorian Fashion Plate Ladies Walking House Dress Hat YPM3

1870 Steel Engraving Victorian Fashion Plate Ladies Walking House Dress Hat YPM3

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"Les Modes Parisiennes, February 1870"

This is an original 1870 hand-colored steel engraving of the latest Paris fashions for February 1870. From left to right: evening dress of white crepe trimmed with white ruffles and pink roses; house dress of gold and white striped gauze trimmed with a 10 inch flounce, and a jacket of black spotted net trimmed with black lace; walking dress of claret-colored poplin with a deep flounce and pelerine trimming; walking dress of black silk trimmed with white and black flounces, with small cat sleeves, and a small Tyrollean hat; evening dress of yellow satin with a white tulle overdress trimmed with a quilling of white tulle. The baby in the forefront is wearing a dress of white cashmere trimmed with rose-colored ribbon.


This 143+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is a small blemish in the top margin. Please note that the two center creases are original.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 9.25 inches; 28 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of hand-colored steel engraved Victorian fashion plates, plus ads, articles, and steel and wood engravings on topics dear to the Victorian heart. Dating from 1870 this collection provides an authentic look at women's and children's fashions in the later Victorian period. These plates and prints are certain to be of interest to costume historians and designers, as well as 21st century fashionistas.