Aren't these hand painted silk garters lovely? With their "Drawers" and "Corset Covers" labels, we know they were likely made prior to 1908 when the term "panties" replaced "drawers" in the vocabulary of ladies fashion. There's a touch of humor here. Perhaps they were a gift to a bride from a dear friend.
The garters measure 7”x 1 1/2”. They are made from silk ribbons covering elastic and fastened with celluloid snaps. Generous silk bows embellish the ends.
These romantic pieces of lingerie have been loved over time. There is no stretch left in the elastic, the silk ribbons have a bitty pinhole, the bows have some spots and the elastic coverings some stains. Nevertheless, they will display well and are wonderful lingerie relics worthy of a boudoir collection or vanity exhibit. Please look at my photos and feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
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19th Century Hand Painted Silk Garters