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BLUE VELVET CAPE WITH FRINGE TRIM C. 1860-1870

BLUE VELVET CAPE WITH FRINGE TRIM C. 1860-1870

Royal blue silk velvet cape falls to the hip with a pointed front and rounded back. It is trimmed with sea blue knotted silk fringe around the lower edge. The cape is lined with medium blue… (742-43). Learn More »

$125.00
Originally $280.00

GOLD SILK BROCADE EVENING BODICE

GOLD SILK BROCADE EVENING BODICE

Lovely gold silk brocade evening bodice features off-the-shoulder neckline, triple darts, and short sleeves. The waistline is pointed at the center front and center back.  The bodice laces closed at… (742-48). Learn More »

$40.00
Originally $80.00

BLACK CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL

BLACK CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL

Black machine-made triangular Chantilly lace shawl measures 104" wide at the top and 52” deep at the point. The advent of machine-made laces in the mid-19th century made fashionable accessories like… (742-11). Learn More »

$75.00
Originally $150.00

BLACK SILK SATIN MANTLE WITH CHENILLE FRINGE C.1865-1875

BLACK SILK SATIN MANTLE WITH CHENILLE FRINGE C.1865-1875

Black silk satin mantle is cut with a circular back and long tails in the front.  Darts and curved seams create shaping for the shoulders and arms.  The mantle closes with concealed buttons and… (742-118). Learn More »

$50.00
Originally $100.00

SHEER WHITE VOILE DRESS C.1900-1910

SHEER WHITE VOILE DRESS C.1900-1910

Perfect for a summer garden party.  This dress is styled with an open neckline and short kimono sleeves, each embellished with a very fine chemical lace edging.  Softly pleated fabric creates a band… (742-40). Learn More »

$50.00
Originally $100.00

TURNED WOOD THREAD CASE WITH IVORY EYELETS

TURNED WOOD THREAD CASE WITH IVORY EYELETS

Barrel shaped wooden case pulls apart to reveal a triple wooden spool for housing thread. Three holes are present to pull thread through for use. These are lined in ivory eyelets. One has chipped.… (179-848). Learn More »

REFERENCE BOOK – THOUGHTS ON MEN’S SHIRTS BY WM. BROWN

REFERENCE BOOK – THOUGHTS ON MEN’S SHIRTS BY WM. BROWN

Thoughts on Men’s Shirts in America 1750-1900 is a complete resource for reenactors, historians, and those interested in social history and material culture.  This book has long been out of print… (516-406). Learn More »

TAILOR’S THIMBLE

TAILOR’S THIMBLE

Open top thimble is made of steel with a brass lining. [sl] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE, MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY… (179-791). Learn More »

FRAMED CROSS STITCH SAMPLER, DATED MAY 11, 1837

FRAMED CROSS STITCH SAMPLER, DATED MAY 11, 1837

This beautiful sampler is typical of what young girls would have done in the 1800’s as a way to display the sewing skills that they were learning. There is a decorative cross stitched border as well… (734-26). Learn More »

WHITE COTTON CHEMISE C. 1863-1868

WHITE COTTON CHEMISE C. 1863-1868

White cotton chemise with band neckline and center front opening.  The sleeves are cut in one-piece with the body of the chemise; there is slight shaping at the side seams. Machine-made Swiss… (742-84). Learn More »

$80.00
Originally $150.00

FUR COLLAR AND MUFF IN ORIGINAL C. 1840-1850

FUR COLLAR AND MUFF IN ORIGINAL C. 1840-1850

Triangular pelerine fur collar with quilted silk lining measures 8½" deep at center back and center front. Four thread covered buttons at the front.  Twisted cords are attached to the upper pair of… (742-72). Learn More »

$200.00
Originally $275.00

WHITE COTTON PETTICOAT C1865-1875

WHITE COTTON PETTICOAT C1865-1875

White cotton petticoat gathered into fitted waistband has more fullness in the back than in the front. Waistband fastens with cotton twill tape ties.  There is a laundry mark with a name at one end… (742-61). Learn More »

$40.00
Originally $75.00
SOLD

LADIES’ WHITE COTTON UNDER SLEEVES

LADIES’ WHITE COTTON UNDER SLEEVES

Pair of simple, utilitarian lady’s undersleeves made from finely woven white cotton. One sleeve has the red stripes and change in weave pattern where the fabric yardage would have been cut to be… (742-58). Learn More »

$80.00
Originally $150.00

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

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

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… (742-55). Learn More »

$100.00
Originally $200.00

COPPER SILK PEPLUM FROM DRESS C. 1865-1870

COPPER SILK PEPLUM FROM DRESS C. 1865-1870

Deep copper silk faille peplum trimmed with matching silk taffeta trim and twisted cord. The peplum is attached to a belt stiffened with crinoline and is lined in glazed… (742-49). Learn More »

$50.00
Originally $75.00

COTTON PETTICOAT

COTTON PETTICOAT

Cotton petticoat c.1870s styled with a flat front and stroke gathers creating fullness in the back.  Narrow waistband measures ½" high and 25" in circumference and fastens with a brass hook-and-eye… (742-106). Learn More »

$50.00
Originally $95.00

CAGE CRINOLINE, LATE 1860s

CAGE CRINOLINE, LATE 1860s

Cage crinoline, 29" long, 80" circumference at bottom edge, six vertical 1⅝" wide woven tapes, 25 thread covered steels, woven tape waistband accommodates 22"-24" waist – buckle missing, leather… (742-57). Learn More »

$100.00
Originally $175.00

CAGE CRINOLINE C. 1870S

CAGE CRINOLINE C. 1870S

Narrow cage crinoline worn during the early bustle era. Constructed with five vertical 1¾" wide vertical tapes. Ten 1/16"-wide thread-covered steels create shaping at the top of the crinoline.… (742-53). Learn More »

$100.00
Originally $200.00

COTTON UNDERSKIRT

COTTON UNDERSKIRT

Brown glazed cotton underskirt created from the lining of a post-war dress skirt.  Original stiffened cotton hem facing and wool hem braid still attached. Waist has been altered several times. 39½"… (742-105). Learn More »

DARK GREEN SKIRT C.1870-1880

DARK GREEN SKIRT C.1870-1880

Gored skirt made from deep olive green silk/wool/alpaca taffeta. The skirt opens at the left side front and is styled with wide flat pleats in the front and a combination of box and directional pleats… (742-45). Learn More »


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1851 PATTERN SHAKO FOR OHIO STATE ARTILLERY

Pattern 1851 shakos are sporadically encountered but it is not often that one like this comes up for sale. This particular shako is for a State of Ohio artillery unit. The shako is of the usual construction with a body of dark blue wool broadcloth… (161-08). Learn More »

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