#1936   Undersleeves   c. 1850-1860

United States  SOLD

Striped cotton sateen, organdy, cotton floss, bobbin lace, Dorset buttons.

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

Condition: The cotton sleeves are in excellent condition.  The cuffs have repairable damage; one has an old mend, the other some of the background fabric has deteriorated.

Measurements: 17" x 8", Wrist C, 8".

Comments: These beautiful, hand embroidered sleeves were worn under the large bell shaped dress sleeves of the Civil War period.