THE LACE MUSEUM                   ...honoring the history of Handmade Lace



This Authentic 1920s Tea Dress is being donated to:

"Return to Downton: An Afternoon Tea & Silent Auction

Where: THE WHITNEY, Detroit's iconic Romanesque Revival Mansion-Restaurant

Date and Time:  May 20, 2017
12:30 - 3:30pm
Contact:  [email protected]

 1920s Afternoon Tea Dress 

Excellent Handmade Couture Design, perhaps a London designer of the time.

Rich Chocolate Velvet with Embossed Silk Blend Crepe and Velvet Bodice Top.  Also, fully lined in Silk Blend Crepe, with the fashionable Dropped Waistline that fits loosely across the hips and brushes along the knees.   This Dress also features a lightly gathered left-hip fastened by a Brass Buckle that allows an elegant 4/5 inch additional left-hip Waist Drop.  Simply beautiful work with elegant Filigree Brass Buckles. MINT CONDITION!!! 

Probably American size of Ladies 8/10

THE LACE MUSEUM purchased an exquisite Linen with Needlelace Tablecloth (below) that was purchased in Sicily and brought to Detroit somewhere around the 1920(s) by the local Detroit Italian family (above).  This family worked in the Eastern Market in Detroit and had preserved many of the family linens over generations.  In turn, the monetary value of this Tablecloth was donated to the Roman Catholic convent: Little Sisters of the Poor in Detroit.  This lovely tablecloth is in mint condition, complete with dinner and luncheon napkins, and is on display at THE LACE MUSEUM.