WOMEN’S WHITE COTTON DRAWERS C. 1855-1860, WITH C1870S COTTON PETTICOAT

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Originally $200.00

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Item Code: 742-55

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Well-worn, pieced, patched and mended pair of women’s drawers. Entirely hand-sewn with characteristic mid-19th century construction.  Separate legs are attached to a fitted waistband with china button and buttonhole closure. Straight legs end with simple band of hand-worked broderie anglaise embroidery. Waist 25”, length 34".

Cotton petticoat c.1870s styled with a flat front and gathers creating fullness in the back.  Narrow waistband measures ⅞" high and 23½" in circumference and fastens with a button-and-buttonhole  at the center back. A laundry tape marked “Carl” is fixed to the waistband with flat metal staples. The bottom of the petticoat has a 1¼” hem.  A 4” deep ruffle is sewn over top the hem; a narrow decorative braid is applied to the top of this ruffle. A 17” deep flounce embellishes the lower ⅓ of the petticoat. The flounce is accented with a crocheted lace insertion, with three parallel rows of 1/16” spaced pin tucks on either side of the insertion. The flounce is finished with a 3¼” deep hem. Length 39”; circumference 90”.

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