Drawers

ca. 1850 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

White linen drawers, just below knee length. The legs are loose and banded at the border with three tucks. The fullness of the seat is eased into the waist band, through the top of which a gathering tape is run. In the front they are open from hip level, and they are open at the back. There are three vertical worked holes in the front waist band and centre seam, and a horizontal one at the back. There is a vertical button-hole halfway down the centre back and what appears to have been a tape mounting for a button. Inside the right hand back of the waistband is a finely worked blue crown surmounting 'V R / 6'.

There are two tucks taken in at the sides of the rear opening.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen
Brief Description
White linen drawers, England, ca. 1850
Physical Description
White linen drawers, just below knee length. The legs are loose and banded at the border with three tucks. The fullness of the seat is eased into the waist band, through the top of which a gathering tape is run. In the front they are open from hip level, and they are open at the back. There are three vertical worked holes in the front waist band and centre seam, and a horizontal one at the back. There is a vertical button-hole halfway down the centre back and what appears to have been a tape mounting for a button. Inside the right hand back of the waistband is a finely worked blue crown surmounting 'V R / 6'.



There are two tucks taken in at the sides of the rear opening.
Dimensions
  • Waist circumference: 82 to 96.5 depending on gathercm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Outside leg length: 75cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Inside leg length: 41cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Crotch depth (front waist to back waist through crotch) length: 48cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Cuff circumference: 53cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Marks and Inscriptions
'V R / 6' [below a crown] (Inside the right hand back of the waistband)
Credit line
Given by Nieman Marcus
Association
Collection
Accession Number
T.9-1968

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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