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Diane Thalmann

ENGLISH & FRENCH ANTIQUE TEXTILES

   

A BEAUTIFUL EARLY 19TH CENTURY FINE LINEN MUSLIN SKIRT OR PETTICOAT. FRENCH ca.1830

This is the most amazing skirt or petticoat originating from the South of France and dating to about 1830. It could possibly be earlier, as this would have been worn with full skirts of the Region. These full skirts were also worn at the end of the 18th century. Exact dating is difficult, but it is early.

All hand stitched and gathered tightly into a narrow waistband, there is a deep hem at the base, alternating with a narrower hem. Edging this is a pretty fine frill.

This skirt/petticoat is also shown with the curacao listed. One sees the fullness, but not the detail. This is the most flamboyant piece of costume. Pure white and very clean.

The waistband is narrow and has had a small piece of different fabric inserted in order to make the waist a little larger. There is an antique hook and eye to close.

Whether it is a skirt or petticoat is hard to tell. Fine white skirts were worn at the end of the 18th century, especially with coloured bodices or jackets. One sees many illustrations of ladies with muslin or voile skirts.

Measurements: Length 40". Waist 26". Circumference of skirt approximately 160".

Price: SOLD

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