Victorian Silk Embroidered Appliqué Bodice Jacket
Antique Victorian high neck beaded and appliqué bodice from Vienna, Austria, circa 1870.
The outer bodice incorporates cutwork and appliqué incorporating a light grey/taupe crepe wool which has been decoratively cut and applied over gold lame.
All the cut edges have lines of fine braiding sewn around them to create a three dimensional quality.
The bodice has been heavily beaded with gold and metal Venetian glass beads.
The jacket has whalebone corseting and the ribbon band around the waist reads ‘L&B Lauder, Vienne’
In excellent overall condition. Some discolouration under the arms. Appliqué and beadwork in exceptional condition.
Sleeve length: 58cm
Neck - hem: 43cm