From the later 19th Century a quilted petticoat in a calico fabric. Very usable to wear for costuming or in decorating a farmhouse primitive look. Made of two layers of fabric with batting between the inside and outside. Most the fabric is of the same calico although one section on the inside has a different pattern. Very close in design, but slightly different.
I believe the fabric was at one time a brown but now has a rather a purple overcast. These fugitive colors sometimes happens as the dye is not stable. There is definitely some fading to the fabric, too, although not bad.
The quilting is done in straight rows by treadle machine. Seventeen rows in all. Cartridge pleats at the waist band. Waist band pinned closed to fasten.
Length of the undergarment is 32" long x 34" around the waist.
Very usable to wear for costuming or in decorating a farmhouse primitive look.