#1932   Undersleeves

c. 1850-1860  United States


Cotton lawn, cotton floss, embroidered in satin and tambour stitch.

Provenance: The woman who owned these was a descendant of Rebecca Kingsbury Gay (1713-1807) of West Dedham, Massachusetts.

Condition: Excellent. There are a couple of small breaks in the sleeve flounce.

Measurements: 20" x 8", Wrist C, 8".

Comments: These beautifully hand made and elaborately embroidered sleeves were worn under the large bell shaped dress sleeves of the Civil War period.