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19th C Boy’s Linen Breeches

19th C Boy’s Linen Breeches
19th C Boy’s Linen Breeches

19th C Boy’s Linen Breeches

19th C Boy’s Linen Breeches

Sometimes when we get lucky, it seems we really get lucky!  Not only have I been fortunate to find the frock coat, but yet another pair of boy’s breeches out of yet another friend’s collection.

These wonderful tan and natural striped homespun linen breeches are treadle sewn with hand finishing.    They have an 11 inch waist and are 15 inches in length, and are in excellent condition.  I do believe that these were not worn very much as the fabric still retains much of its original sizing.

The button fly front has 3 unmatched mother of pearl buttons.    There is an inner waistband with button holes as these were meant to be buttoned to the shirt or coat of the wearer, as well as two cotton pockets.  They are unlined.  Found in New England, they date to 1850’s-60. 

What I love about them is the quiet subtlety of the design of the fabric: pale upon pale stripe.  They are only the second pair of boy’s breeches I’ve come across in quite a long while.   Who knows when I’ll come across another….As I said when I get lucky, I get lucky……..but the dry spells can last a very long time with these ephemeral pieces of a time and culture so very long gone.

Price: SOLD

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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.

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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