Friday, January 20, 2012

18th Century Men's Shirt







From the seller:

A VERY RARE EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY ANTIQUE FRENCH GEORGIAN PERIOD 1714-1830 MEN'S THICK HEAVY FLAX LINEN SHIRT. THIS ITEM IS FROM A LARGE COLLECTION I BOUGHT IN PARIS, FRANCE IN THE 1980'S. THE HAND MADE SHIRT HAS MANY UNIQUE DETAILS WITH TIGHT PLEATING ALONG THE NECKLINE AND BACK SHOULDER SEAM AND A V SHAPE SEWN INTO THE SIDE SHOUDERS. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT FOR THIS PERIOD. THE 30 INCH SLEEVES (FROM CUFF TO CENTER COLLAR ALONG THE OUTER EDGE) ARE 3/4 LENGTH WITH A 54 INCH CHEST, 34 INCH LENGTH AND 22 INCHES FROM SHOULDER TO SHOULDER SEAMS.

From Me:

I wouldn't give such a broad range for Georgian but it is an 18th Century men's shirt. The weave looks rather coarse so maybe everyday folk wear?

12 comments:

  1. Love this shirt! Great photos. By any chance do you have a photo of the inside of the collar of the shirt - off the manikin. I'm researching colonial shirts and have yet to see/learn how they sew down the other side of the collar when cartridge pleating is done. In skirts they just attach the completed waistband to the pleating, but I would think that would be bothersome to have it that way on the neck. Thanks!

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    1. Hi! Welcome to my blog. Each of the items I post are items I found either on etsy or ebay - with far more of the latter. These are mostly not items from my own personal collection. The format of each blog post has a "From the seller" section, with the seller linked back to where I originally found the item. In this case, I found this shirt on ebay over four years ago. The seller - who took the pictures presumably- did not include ones of the inside of the shirt.

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