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Lot 121: A Neville of London whitework embroidered summerPlatinum House
16 October 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Neville of London whitework embroidered summer gown, the embroidery circa 1800, the construction circa 1911-12, woven label to the waistband '15 Connaught St. W', the fine silk organza over-dress with elaborate pulled and drawn threadwork and whitework embroidered sunflowers and foliage, the empire-line bodice with yellow ribbon sash and ribbons, clip-on rectangular back panel, elongated sleeves with button detailing intended for ruching and gathering along the arm, bust approx 81cm, 32in (2
Condition Report: The outer embroidered organza gown is generally good and the embroidery is superb. It may be Indian for the European market. The high necked tulle chemisette is rust marked. The inner satin camisole bodice has perished under the arms. The yellow silk sash waistband is splitting at the hook and eye closures. The yellow silk tails are badly perished. In need of conservation. 1cm split in front of skirt. Tulle high necked chemisette is very brown in appearance. 2.5cm split in rear hem.