Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quilted Petticoat

From the seller:

A choice original circa 1840's lady's golden brown silk satin petticoat hand quilted in a diamond and a deep traditional border motif. A cartridge pleated waist to the sarcenet waistband, with no closure. A medium weight batting, and a brown glazed cotton lining. Recently de-accessioned from a New York State museum with a 1971 penned accession number on the waistband. In very good clean sound as found condition, with only a few tiny age flaws, most at the hem, one 1/2" surface only hole to the lining, and wear to the waistband from normal use. A very nice mid 19th century petticoat with lovely quilting.

From Me:

I'm adding this today if for no other reason than all that quilting was done by hand. My hands hurt just thinking about that!

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