Tuesday, April 29, 2014

American Civil War Era Petticoat

From the seller:

A beautiful 1860’s Civil War era cotton and eyelet petticoat that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection.. The front panel and the hemline are decorative with exquisite eyelet. The petticoat has tight cartridge pleating at the waist. And a back button closure. It is in very good condition. There are no holes. There are a few areas of light age discoloration. A beautiful work of art. Waist 22 Length 38 Width at hemline 138.

From Me:

Probably for a front opening wrapper. The petticoat front would have been visible beneath the dress/wrapper.


  1. I adore a handsome petticoat. I haven't seen many of this quality.

    1. This one looks to have been kept well by it's previous museum owner. :-)