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Mid-19th C Indigo Stockings

Mid-19th C Indigo Stockings

Mid-19th C Indigo Stockings

Mid-19th C Indigo Stockings

Mid-19th C Indigo Stockings


A rare find, indeed, these indigo stockings are to die for!

Measuring 21 inches long, they are in blanket-chest, excellent condition.  In fact, I don’t think they have ever been worn.  They are even still tied together, such as would have been done after they were first knitted.

The sheer beauty of this pair lies in the very subtle hues of indigo present in the pair.  They are cotton and, because they measure about 5 inches across the calf and the nicely embellished edge across the top, I believe they may have been made for a young girl.  With mortality rates being what they were in those times, one can only speculate as to why they were never worn.

As you know, true early indigo items of clothing are hard to find, especially things like socks.  This was the last pair out of a friend’s collection.  I’m tempted to hold on to them but, with the renewed interest in early indigo pieces of cloth, I am passing them along for the world to see and someone to collect.  Found in New England.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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