Fine French pure linen chemise, hand embroidered


19th Century

United Kingdom

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Fine French pure linen chemise, hand embroidered

An antique French super smooth, fine pure linen chemise which I have hand dyed a mid grey. It is a charming traditional hand made piece with such delicate decoration - and all, of course, hand stitched.

A short sleeved dress with beautiful scalloped edging to the neck and sleeves - the workmanship is excellent and the stitches so small. The neck has two buttons and a drawstring which I have shown lightly gathered. Tiny red cross stitch laundry monogram under the right sleeve.

Wear it on a hot summer's day (hmmmmm - not sure I can remember them) and you'll be so comfortable.

Freshly laundered and ready for use. No damage, no wear, just a beautiful antique French textile, waiting to shine.

Approximate measurements taken flat:

Width under arms: 60 cm (24 inches)

Length from shoulder to hem: 1134 cm (45 inches)

Armhole: 20 cm (8 inches)

Width across shoulders when lightly gathered: 44 cm (17 inches)


19th Century

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Amanda sources textiles, decorative antiques and vintage items from France. Based in Surrey in the UK and at her home in Burgundy in France, she travels widely buying furniture, lighting, mirrors, glassware and kitchenalia. Amanda is a linen specialist and has large stocks of vintage French linen and hemp sheets, tablecloths, teatowels etc. Please feel free to contact her with any specific requests.

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