RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 19THC. BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE SKIRT


RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 19THC.BRUSSELS DUCHESSE SKIRT.The design and lace workmanship on this Brussels Duchesse skirt  are truly remarkable! This skirt  "sings" so to speak with a grand exuberant design that has elaborate scrollwork, gorgeous floral and leaf decorations and with a massive amount of undulating flowers,vines and leaves. I do not believe this was ever used, as the condition is so good.It certainly would have cost a fortune even to have it made during that era. I believe the designer must have been someone every important as one rarely comes across such a grand design. Measuring apprx. almost 36" around waist,44-45" long, 62" for train, and circumference is apprx 220 inches or more. This was probably made and never used, condition is very good, a few tiny brides  near edge need reattaching, totally minor.The thread used on the skirt is very light, one can only be in awe of the designer and workmanship. (Item #AL651)

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