Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bustle Pad!

From the seller:

I believe this is a factory made dress bustle for a petite Victorian lady. It is made of what looks like high quality black muslin with somewhat of a sheen still left, and it still has it's original ties. There are 5 rows of stitching around the outside and a quilted effect in the middle. It measures 11 1/2" across and about 6 1/2" down the middle. From the feel it think it is stuffed with horsehair. Lovely condition, I see a few insignificant holes. Awesome item!

From Me:

Probably homemade. It could be either 1870's or 1880's - however I'm erroring on the earlier side with this.

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