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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.