Explore the CollectionChemise

(a) 108cn shoulder to hem; lower edge 108cm closed: (b) 100cm by 89cm across hips
Place of Origin
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1830-1869 Mid)/1830s
Registration Number
Monograms,Plain Sewing,
Chemises,Costume - Women - Underwear,Pants,

Physical Description

(a) White cotton chemise. There is a very wide neck-line and short sleeves. There are underarm gussets and long tapered inserts in the side seams from the underarm. There is a tiny monogram 9cm x 1cm "AR" surmounted by a crown 5cm from the top of edge of the neck front. The whole is assembled with finely stitched flat fell seams.(b) White cotton split drawers. A wide yoke-like panel with tape shoulder straps. The back of the yoke is laced and button over a flap. Tapes from the top of the opening split appear to button at the front. The bottoms of the legs have buttoned cuffs and lace edging.Both garments show fine hand sewing.

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