Tuesday, January 5, 2016

1860's Embroidered Petticoat

From the seller:

A Civil War era 1860’s cotton embroidered petticoat that has been de-accessioned from the Rochester Historical Society Museum collection. The cataloging tag is stitched inside the waist band. The lower part of the petticoat is embroidered with a white figural pattern, intermingled with rows of pin tucking. The waist has tight cartridge pleating and a tie closure back. The petticoat is in very good and sturdy condition. There are a few small age spots but nothing major. Waist 28 Length 40.

From Me:

Lots and lots of pin tucks. At least, by this point, they had a sewing machine to do that! Based on where the pleating is, my guess is more to the middle of the 1860's.

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