Exotic Shawl 1850's

Exotic Shawl
1850's

Rare Royal Stewart Tartan Cloak 1820's

Rare Royal Stewart Tartan Cloak
1820's

Pekin Knot Sleeveband Late 19th c

Pekin Knot Sleeveband
Late 19th c

Beaded Patchwork Pincushion Early 19th c

Beaded Patchwork Pincushion
Early 19th c

Neck Ruffles c 1800

Neck Ruffles
c 1800

Dragon Skirt Panel Last quarter 19th c

Dragon Skirt Panel
Last quarter 19th c

Rare Morning Coat 1840s

Rare Morning Coat
1840s

Scottish Embroidered Gown c 1805

Scottish Embroidered Gown
c 1805

Butterflies & Peonies  Last quarter 19th c

Butterflies & Peonies
Last quarter 19th c

Different Ends Paisley 1860's

Different Ends Paisley
1860's

Travelling Salesman's Sample Corset 1880's

Travelling Salesman's Sample Corset
1880's

Aertex Combinations c 1900

Aertex Combinations
c 1900

Rosehips & Fuschias 1830's

Rosehips & Fuschias
1830's

Tulip and Rose 1880's

Tulip and Rose
1880's

Japanese Embroidered Hanging 1880's

Japanese Embroidered Hanging
1880's

Wallhanging of Trojan War Late 19th c

Wallhanging of Trojan War
Late 19th c

Dwarf's Corset 1890's Sold

Dwarf's Corset
1890's

Yellow printed bodice 1825 Sold

Yellow printed bodice
1825

Damask Shot Silk Square 1815-20 Sold

Damask Shot Silk Square
1815-20

German Child's Cap 18th c Sold

German Child's Cap
18th c

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This month we have included several new items of underwear including an unusual pair of unworn Aertex woman’s combinations. Late in 1887 Aertex celluar cotton material challenged Dr Jaeger’s sanitary woollen system and healthy cult theory that materials next to the body should only be of animal origin, i.e. wool. You will also find a 1880’s travelling salesman’s sample corset and a very odd sized corset from the 1880’s. Any thoughts on this would be welcome.
Two rare muslin neck frills from c 1800. A delicious c 1820 yellow cotton bodice printed with a zany design and a c 1805 embroidered gown, probably of Scottish muslin and embroidery, are included in English Costume 1800-1837. A gentleman’s fine wool morning coat of the 1840’s can be found in Costume 1837-1901.

Several beautiful Chinese sleeve bands exquisitely embroidered.

I am gradually adding other textiles to the site, so keep looking.

Meg