If you love early textiles, this is a find for you! One of the earliest pieces we have had the pleasure of handling, this hand embroidered half slip with rare woven in faux tucks and gathered waist is something extraordinary for the collector of the best antique clothing. It came to us at the bottom of a steamer trunk, untouched by time for over a century and a half. A light wash and the original stark white coloring came to life on this slip. In the world of 19th century fashion, what was worn underneath, closer to the body, was just as important as what was seen by the world, and this slip is an excellent, early example of that concept. From the eight exquisite layers of hand embroidery to the delicate stitching of the hem, there is nothing second class about this slip. *Missed the piece you wanted in the sale? Check out our other 67 sale items, over TWENTY of which have been added in the last 24 hours! Rubylane won’t ~officially~ let us add anything else to the tag sale- but we have slashed prices SERIOUSLY on everything from bonnets to $10,000 bebes! Grab ‘em while they’re still around!*
*Yes, we would be happy to break the payment of this slip into three parts. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 or just send us an email at checkout.*
Waist: Drawstring, up to 18"
Condition: Excellent for a piece of this age and caliber. One small professional patch at the back (pictured) a few loose threads here and there, but overall, it is excellent for someone looking for pristine crisp early antique whitewear.
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!**