#1933  Embroidered Under-Sleeves 1845-1855 


Fine white cotton lawn, white cotton embroidery floss.

Condition: 1 sleeve excellent; 1 sleeve with a pea size hole in outer edge.

Measurements: Wrist C 15", L 17".

Comments: Toward the mid 19th C a woman's dress sleeve was gaining width at the bottom. During this time period a similar accessory to the 18th C engeagents came into popular use - sewn-in, removable "under-sleeves". The earliest form of this accessory were tubular shaped. Embroidered decoration on the under-sleeves' bottom edge discretely peeked out from under the wide dress sleeve. The floral embroidered design on the pair offered here is a sweet meandering vine with a cosmos-like flower.