Here is an incredibly fine embroidered whitework collar from the 1850's. Possibly a bit earlier or a bit later. The 19th century collar is filled with impeccable small stitches, so small, a magnifying glass is needed to see. Padded stitches form the flowers and leaves.
Again, the use of padded stitches form a design at the border, terminating with a scallop buttonhole edging. The narrow round collar is made of muslin fabric with the embroidery worked in cotton thread. This beautiful collar was deaccession from a small Ohio museum. Attached is still the inventory tag.
Condition is very nice.
Size: 1-1/8" wide center back, from top to bottom. 12-3/4" long from one side to the other.