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August 2, 2017


Learning about Dresden work is a journey. First, you see the wonderful design as a whole, noticing the 18th Century motifs applied to recognisable 18th Century clothing accessories. Then you start to marvel at the range of fillings, made by pulling threads...

Dear Readers,

We are about to embark on another adventure, this time examining a late 18th Century dress that appears to have been in the process of alteration, when it was stored away for around 220 years. 

The dress, shown above, has no horrid different colour sti...


 18th Century gowns are quite rare, so those of you who have never examined one may enjoy this short analysis. 

I am selling this dress as it is, for renovation, so you can also read here to see the full condition and what needs to be done to bring it back to [alm...

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