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

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.)