An 18th century skir (grein) re made in the mid 19th century. The fabric woven in Norwich and exported to The Netherlands where middling class women would wear this hard wearing cloth* The print shows a woman wearing a similar skirt, before it became a petticoat in the 19th century, such as ours here.
of striped worsted camleteen, made up of eight widths of fabric, each 14 in or 36 cm (selvedge to selvedge), a central front wide flat pleat 3 in; 8 cm, pocket slit on right hand side, gathered into a brown tape waistband with large brass hook and eye, the hem with a narrow brown wool protector, hand sewn,
Waist 27 in or 70 cm; length 3ft 6 1/2 in or 1.08 m.
Overall the skirt looks clean and fresh. There are small areas of wear here and there, but quite difficult to see. You have to look hard to see them or hold the skirt to the light.
Panel one from the left hand fastening. Couple of areas of wear near the hem.
Panel 2: There is a 1 in; 2 cm weak area to lower skirt.
Panel 3: The brown braid dust protector is damaged.
Panel 6 & 8: Similar slight wear to lower section.
The skirt has horizontal crease two thirds of the way down. In the 18th century skirt it would have had a tuck. Also at the bottom there is a crease where the skirt has been let down.
*See my ARTICLE on Norwich Stuffs
Price: on request
Ref N°: 917
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