Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Bustle Era Petticoat (?)

From the seller:

This is a lovely very soft cotton chintz fabric. It is plain red with a nicely detailed pleated ruffle along the bottom.

24” waist secures with an eyehook

40 ½” long in the front

Skirt is 104” in circumference at the bottom

In very good condition, very minimal fading from age along the bottom only visible when held up to the light, almost not worth mentioning. The image that is closest in color to the actual skirt is the bottom image of the close up of the ruffle. This auction is for the skirt only, the blouse is not included.

This skirt came in the trunks purchased at an estate sale in Maine full of Victorian and Edwardian era clothing that I am currently selling on Ebay

From Me:

My guess is this was the underskirt for a fabulous bustle era gown. Only the hem would have shown.

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