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Fabulous 1840's Brown Calico Girl's Dress


Fabulous 1840's Brown Calico Girl's Dress
Fabulous 1840's Brown Calico Girl's Dress
Fabulous 1840's Brown Calico Girl's Dress

I know that when you read my descriptions I often say that this piece or that piece is one of the best examples I have seen or owned.  The thing is, it is true.  Many of the textiles and sewing items that I am offering here are either out of my collection, or purchased at auction or estate sale.  Recently, I am having the great privilege of being able to purchase and offer quite a few pieces from friends’ private collections. Therefore I find myself in the unique position of offering many museum quality, pristine-condition pieces (that have not been seen in public for) for the first time on my website, at the shop or shows.

That having been said, I am offering one of the nicest 1840’s/’50’s girl’s dresses I have recently had the privilege to acquire from a private collection.  

In pristine condition and measuring 8 inches across the shoulders and 26 ½ inches in length, it is entirely and painstakingly hand-stitched.  The roller printed cotton, is wonderful, most notably the swags of bittersweet and cream cabbage roses punctuated with periwinkle forget-me-nots and soldier gray leaves along with smaller free-floating bittersweet and cream roses, all on a fabulous latte-colored ground.  Inside there is a fabulous natural and brown striped cotton that lines the waistband. The condition is impeccable as there are no rips, holes or tears and the fabric is strong and supple, and it still retains its 3 brass hook closures.  There is a side opening so that the young lady may reach inside to get her handkerchief out of her waist pocket.

I don’t have to tell you that dresses of this nature are just not out there any more, and becoming more and more difficult to find.  As charming and sweet as could be, this piece looks fabulous hung on a peg rack or on a lone peg as a feature piece.

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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