#2722  Gent's Linen Shirt, Mid 19th C.  

American      $495.00

 Fine white linen cloth.

Provenance: Belonged to Frederick Law Olmstead
(1822-1903), America's most noted 19th C. landscape architect.

Label: Small "F O" monogram embroidered in brown cross stitch above side slit on lower right.

Condition: Very Good. One very small hole in back; scattered faded gray stains to upper sleeve areas; few brown spots; these do not detract from the garment.

Measurements: Chest 56" across; 36.5" long; sleeve L 25"; Cuffs 2.5" x 8.25".

Comments: Beautifully hand sewn formal linen shirt. Linen cloth is oyster white and has a silky hand. The knife-pleating on the bib front was smocked, so the pleats have "give". I sold a nearly identical Olmstead shirt which is currently listed in my Museum Archive section.