4 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 42,500
GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000
A RARE IVORY TULLE STRAW-EMBROIDERED GOWN, CIRCA 1820
with simple fall-fronted bodice, the ground sprigged with straw stars and worked with a deep hem of straw and blown glass beadwork ears of corn, shown here worn over Lot 119
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The fragilty of both straw and tulle make this gown a remarkable and extremely rare survivor.
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