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53   Grace Coolidge’s Lace Flapper Dress  $200 $533 $587 7 You must login to place a bid.
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#53 - Grace Coolidge’s Lace Flapper Dress

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Grace Coolidge’s own custom-made dress given to the White House maid
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Grace Coolidge’s stunning personally-owned and -worn dress. Soft golden color 1920s flapper-style dress features a double layer of gold lace around the knee area, three bows along the zip-up back, and a Sophie DeParis maker’s label sewn into the collar. Dress also features a gold satin lining, which may have been added later. Accompanied by a detailed 1982 letter of provenance on White House letterhead, by Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a best selling author as well as housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from President Hoover through President Eisenhower. Letter reads, in part: “This beautiful silk lace dress of First Lady, Grace Coolidge, was given to my Mama, Maggie Rogers, First Maid of the White House…My Mama and Mrs. Coolidge did a lot of sewing together. Mrs. Coolidge loved to sew on the sun porch of the third floor of the White House…Mrs. Coolidge sewed some of her own clothes. The President never liked to see her in the same dress twice.…I do trust that this beautiful First Lady’s dress will be preserved for future generations.” Also included is a four-page 1929 ALS from Grace Coolidge written to Maggie Rogers. In fine condition. A striking and very modern-looking design, certainly fit for the renowned White House hostess. This offering is representative of the class First Lady Grace Coolidge was known for and is a superior display relic.


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