A heart-flutter worthy undergarment for the lady who exudes panache and class, one of your best chinas or fashion ladies will be delighted with this delicate slip. Made of some of the finest opaque lawn cotton this is simply an extraordinarily rare slips; constructed circa 1870, when the earliest Singer Machines began to find a home in many housewives' sewing rooms, but finished with the most INCREDIBLE microscopic hand embroidered hem. I love this slip and know that you will cherish it in your collection. From the structure of the piece to the delicate nature of the embroidery, this piece will bring the value of your favorite girl's wardrobe to a new level.
Made for a china or fashion doll, this piece was constructed with no closure, instead meant to be sewn or pinned on. Made out of a thin and delicate cotton, the half slip has five rows of horizontal tucking, tightly flush, along with a scalloped bottom edge, with GORGEOUS embroidery that is so small, you'd need a magnifying glass! The detail that went into this embroidery is astounding, from the sinewy vines, to the Broderie Anglaise situated in the middle of the flowers. Take a close look at the pictures to see just how painstaking the work must have been to go into this piece.
Waist flat: 4.5" (9" circumference)
Condition: Excellent. Minor and typical age wear, we must of course remember that this beautiful piece is almost 150 years old! The embroidery is in lovely shape, with only a bit of wear to the very bottom, while the color is a vibrant white, free of foxing or age stains. Wonderful if you are looking for an extraordinary slip for an extraordinary doll.
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