Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Embroidered skirt front

All photos and text is take from this auction on ebay

From the seller:

Finely embroidered whitework skirt front and embroidered hem section from the same skirt, dating to the mid 19thc. Done on soft white cotton. In very good antique uncleaned condition, the whole skirt is not here, just the front and hem. Skirt front measures 40.5" top to bottom and the hem piece measures 64" long and 19" wide.

From Me:
I can easily see this as being even earlier than the 1850's by a good 30 years. However, some of the designs do indicate a later date. What a beautiful summer gown this could have made!

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