Monday, May 16, 2016
Early Bustle Era Petticoat
From the seller:
WONDERFUL 1860 CIVIL WAR VOLUMINOUS PETTICOAT WITH PIN TUCKS + LONG BACK TRAIN
Voluminous 1860's Civil War period ladies cotton petticoat with many rows of pin tucks. Machine sewn.
Wonderful long train. Written in Indian ink is the original 1860's owner's name.
The bottom flounce is decorated with rows of pin tucks and gathered ruffles.
Cartilage pleating in rear of petticoat and petticoat has a button closure at back.
Condition very good. With a small tears below waist band, and with few small size storage/age related spots, no repairs. Waist band is not adjustable but has two sewn on strings to adjust. These are not original to petticoat.
Rarely used, Fairly clean, I have not soaked this petticoat. Could use a good soaking to refresh.
Waist 23-1/2", Length in back 63-1/2",
Length in front 41".
A great addition to one's collection.
Given the width at the bottom and how badly it needs a bustle to look proper, I'm saying late 1860's/early 1870's and I'm leaning more to the early 1870's.