Dating from the Victorian era - about 1880's, a reversible winter quilted petticoat (could be worn on either side). The petticoat is wool, possibly with a linen blend, in a chocolate color brown. A wonderful piece of calico fabric forms the waistband. Wool binding edges the hem line. The quilting is done by treadle machine in neat horizontal rows spaced about 1" apart the entire length of the petticoat. Small brown colored vegetable ivory buttons are placed two at the back and two at the front for suspenders. A wonderful button of vegetable ivory which is incised with a silver design, of possibly a lily of the valley flower, fastens the back opening of the petticoat. A loop of the same calico of the waistband, is attached on the inside so that the petticoat could be hung.
This is a nice petticoat with only minor flaws, no more than one would expect for the age. Namely, a little wear of the fabric at the inside of the hem line plus a small pin size wear can be found here and there on the fabric. Nothing of significance.
Measurements: The length of the petticoat is 35-1/2" long. Waist is 26" around. Sweep around the hem line is 80".
Button fastening the back opening.
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