I like the little detail that the shirt collar at the back shapes slightly upwards. see we have not featured a photo, so do ask for one.
From the collection of the late Mrs June Jeffreys (1928 – 2016) who married George William Eyre Jeffreys (1931 - 2019) in 1960. The house Newhouse, Redlynch, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, has been in the family for 400 years and many of the dress collection was inherited through Mr Jeffrey’s family.
The high neck collar with two mother of pearl buttons, the back collar with slightly indented, the shoulders with a straight inset (gusset) panels, the front with a large chest inset panel, the opening with three similar buttons concealed by a fine Mechlin lace double frill, beautifully gathered, the chest with two wide pleats either side of the opening, gathered below the inset panel, further panels the front chest sides, the arms with a V section below the armpit, the cuffs rounded, the lower side slits with small gores, all hand sewn, linen.
This shirt needs a jolly good wash! It has been starched, so that needs to go and the slight marks worked on. . The back has three very small blood marks. One mother of pearl button to the cuff missing. This is different from the buttons to the front. The front inset panel is slightly lighter than the rest, but I don't feel it is a later piece, certainly the linen is of the same weave and under a magnifying glass looks the same.
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