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Drawers

Drawers

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1865 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor P.D.A. Harvey

  • Museum number:

    T.76-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawers of white cotton. Straight-cut, split and below knee length, and gathered into a straight-cut band at the waist which fastens with a cotton-covered button. Trimmed at the leg ends with hand-worked tucks and machine-made work.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1865 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton

Marks and inscriptions

'ELIZA DAVIES August 1865'
At the left waistband, hand-stitched in white cotton

Object history note

Registered File number 1988/198.
Probably from owner's trousseau.

Information from the donor, grandson of original owner: Belonged to Eliza Davies who married Joseph Adshed of Manchester, probably in 1865. Her father (ref. Professor Harvey's letter, 11 February 1988) was said to have owned a rope walk in Manchester or Liverpool and to have been fairly well-off.

Descriptive line

Drawers of white cotton, England, dated 1865

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion; Underwear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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