Petticoat

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1844

GUSN

GUSN-26678

Description

The matching petticoat is made from cream-colored watered silk taffeta and may be original to the gown. The petticoat is made from two selvedge widths of railroaded sillk gathered into a waistband that closes with a hook and eye. Both skirt and petticoat were stiffened with later additions of nylon buckram to the inner hem.

Details

Descriptive Terms

petticoats (underskirts)
silk (textile)
Silk
Petticoat

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England"

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Underwear

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte Woodbury Spencer and Grace Woodbury Stone

Accession Number

2000.439.3

Date

1844 (possibly, may have been made for later use.)