Antique Edwardian Victorian Lingerie Chemise Slip Eyelet Lace Civil War Era. Please see photos for some places where there are clean breaks but it does need to be restitched. A lovely piece of history. This is from an estate lot and a bit is known about the provenance of this antique clothing. It seems most of the items which included corset covers, petticoats, and 13 baby gowns!
, belonged to a somewhat prominent family from the Knoxville, Tennessee area, which included sisters named Isabel, Cynthia and Cecilia. As they seem to have kept and passed down heirloom lace and clothing in the family, this item may date as far back as the Georgian or Civil War era, at least some of the lace applied. See last photos for a reference to them, but PLEASE NOTE that letter, card and the antique tatted medallions on it are not included in this listing.
A bit about Edwardian and Victorian lace items. Typically the lace was imported, often from England, Ireland or France.
Lace applied to baby and wedding clothes as well as ladies petticoats and other trousseau items was often handed down and reworked into the clothing. Items may have some light wear, and some slight storage discoloration, which should come out with Mama's Miracle or Restoration (which are specially formulated to clean antique linens and can be found very cheaply on Amazon, although a very gentle dilution of OxiClean may also do the trick). I have gently hand washed all items in handmade soap. Please message me with any questions or request for further photos before purchasing.Please note that all other items in photos are for photographic and prop purposes only, and are not included in the listing.