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CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT OR “HOUSEWIFE” OF CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, CAPTURED AT GETTYBURG

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT OR “HOUSEWIFE” OF CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, CAPTURED AT GETTYBURG

Sewing kits were essential to soldiers for minor repairs to uniforms and clothing. Not issued by the army, they were made by mothers, sisters, wives and sweethearts and were popular going-away gifts… (766-1089). Learn More »

FRAMED SAMPLER - DATED 1825

FRAMED SAMPLER - DATED 1825

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. Colors used for the stitching are blue, green,… (1005-22). Learn More »

STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD BOX

STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD BOX

Paste board box has label on top that reads, “STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD / ONE DOZEN / SUPERIOR FINISH / WARRANTED 200 YARDS / FOR HAND OR MACHINE SEWING”. Image of a mill or factory… (1041-441). Learn More »

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

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 »

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

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 »

BONE CROCHET HOOK

BONE CROCHET HOOK

Carved from solid bone this crochet hook is 4 7/8 inches long. It tapers from the center to a point on one end and a small hook on the other. (558-1275). Learn More »

$30.00
Originally $49.50


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EARLY WAR U.S. CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, 1840 STYLE, BY SMITH, CRANE AND COMPANY, NEW YORK, 1858 TO 1862

Smith, Crane and Company pieces are scarce. They were only in business from 1858 through 1862, retailing military goods in New York City. Their swords were imported, of German make and likely by Schnitzler and Kirschbaum, though not maker marked.… (870-263). Learn More »

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