This is an incredibly hard to find original Victorian Heirloom Lace Blouse with pointed sleeves. Shoulder to hem: 13.5.
Lined in the thinnest of silk. The silk will need to be replaced. This is a wonderful find for a museum, Enactronista or lover of the period.
If this were to be kept by me, I would line the bathtub with a towel, draw tepid water, add Oxyclean, then place the blouse in the water and let soak for a day or two. I would then drain the water and use a hand held shower head with a gentle flow to rinse.
After rinsing, I would drain, then carefully roll the towel and bring it to a drying place. A true conservator may have a better method.There are a couple of hooks that have rusted that will need to be replaced, there are darker areas on the lace, one area where hand stitching to re-join the seam (about two inches) is needed. It is in surprisingly good condition for its age. The item "VERY RARE VICTORIAN ECRU COTTON LACE BLOUSE Very Detailed Silk Lined" is in sale since Tuesday, April 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Tops & Blouses". The seller is "jewlz4u2012" and is located in Palo Alto, California. This item can be shipped to United States.