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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Nieman Marcus

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'V R / 6' [below a crown]
Inside the right hand back of the waistband


Circumference: 82 to 96.5 depending on gather cm Waist, Length: 75 cm Outside leg, Length: 41 cm Inside leg, Length: 48 cm Crotch depth (front waist to back waist through crotch), Circumference: 53 cm Cuff

Descriptive line

White linen drawers, England, ca. 1850


Textiles; Underwear; Women's clothes; Royalty; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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