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This Authentic 1920s Tea Dress 

is being donated to:

The AMERICAN AUTOIMMUNE RELATED DISEASES ASSOCIATION (AARDA) for their 17th Annual Spring Fund Raiser

"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.

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