The figures are 3-D - their legs are separately applied, and secured on the back with slats of wood stitched between the layers of fabrics. The dresses, slips, and so on, are stuffed lightly to mimic the shapes of the ladies. Actual Van Raalte silk stockings were used on their legs. The stockings have disintegrated quite a bit from age, as seen in the photos. The entire piece is made from expensive, elegant silks and satins on the front, and cotton on the back.Hand stitching can be seen on the back. The embroidery appears to be hand-applied, as well. The condition isn't the best. This has been in storage for probably 80-85 years, folded and stored away.
The hanging hooks are metal and it appears they have bled onto the silks and satins. The silks have disintegrated where the fabrics were folded against each other and as mentioned, the stockings have also disintegrated over time. The main portion of the banner is in somewhat better condition than the ladies, though still shows lack of care when it was stored away.On the left edge, the trim has torn and fallen away from the backing fabric and the silk in the lower right corner has shredded. Even in this condition, this is an amazing piece.
And one you aren't likely to find another of any time soon. Add this advertising blast from the past to your collection! You won't regret it. Tags: Antique, vintage, advertising, silk, stockings, ladies underwear, flapper, 1920s, banner, tapestry, window, display, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Van Raalte, cloth, satin. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Store Displays".
The seller is "purplepoodlepainting" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.