This is extremely good quality. How on earth those drawn thread work pin prick holes were made so evenly is amazing. How did they manage to starch and glaze the collar, front pleats and cuffs which are very stiff without starching the rest of the shirt? A little iron perhaps?
The deep high collar with two pearl type buttons, the front with wide pleats, their edges of drawn thread work pin prick holes, a tightly gathered linen and hand made Valencienne lace double frill to the opening, buttons and buttonholes, the lower sides with reinforced with a , CRO 6 embroidered in red cotton, the long sleeves with deep folds, the curved edge cuffs folded back, secured with a button, the back with wide pleating from the gathered shoulder seam, French seams throughout.
Back neck to hem 40 in; 1 m.
Two small buttons missing from under the frill. There are dirt lines to the front of shirt below the central section. This shirt needs a good wash, but I am not the person to do this. It needs a conservator or someone who knows what they are doing who knows how to retain the stiff details?
Price: on request
Ref N°: 1265
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