Sunday, July 14, 2013

18th Century Ladies Clothing

Silk Brocade Robe A L'anglaise, 1770-1790s

3-piece cream silk damask w/ brocade sprays of polychrome flowers: lace front bodice w/ attached back skirt train, pleated petticoat, stomacher w/ ribbon & lace trims, B 31", W 22", Train L 63", Petticoat L 37", (1770s fabric, bodice altered in 1790s small breaks in faric along arm seams) very good.

Lady's Silk Shoes, American Label, 1767

Sage green & beige damask, white kid leather Italian style heel & rand, linen lining, leather sole & insole, square paper label stamped "SHOES, Made and Sold by JOHN CONSOLVE, In PROVIDENCE" and inked on label "1767", L 9.25", Wd 3", Heel Ht 1.75", (silk torn around back bottom edge of each shoe, slight wear at toe point, silk binding tape missing on top edges & latchets) fair. Provenance Phebe Wardwell Smith, from MA., mother of Fanny Smith (b. 1789), grandmother of John Jay Jenks (b. 1847).

Quilted Silk Petticoat, Late 18th C

Khaki China silk, butternut squash dyed wool backing & wool batting, hand quilted in patterns of undulating fern/foliage decorated w/ hearts, lilies, tulips, starfish, twirling suns, etc., all against diagonal ground, W 31", L 36", (waistband replaced, many small wear marks, holes, light stains) fair.

Copy and photos from Augusta Auction.

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