FINE ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH / WELSH LINEN AGRICULTURAL SHEPHERDS SMOCK c1830
Garments of this type were used by agricultural and farm workers during the 18th and early 19th centuries to cover their clothes. This example is reversible, the back being identical to the front. There are areas of'smocked' handwork to the chest, shoulders and cuffs where the linen was gathered and reinforced with beautiful patterns of elaborate stitching. This technique whilst being very decorative also added considerable strength to the fabric. The smock has a large folding collar, also with delicate cross stitching, to keep out the rain. A fine, museum quality example, the mother of pearl buttons quite possibly the originals. Origin, probably Midlands, but possibly Welsh. Length: 97cm, width from cuff to cuff outstretched 103cm. All items are guaranteed to be genuine. Please feel free to ask any questions. The item "FINE ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH / WELSH LINEN AGRICULTURAL SHEPHERDS SMOCK c1830" is in sale since Tuesday, April 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/ Textiles\Linens". The seller is "tom1974gman1" and is located in WINCHESTER, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: SHEPHERDS AGRICULTURAL SMOCK
- Material: Linen
- Style/ Origin: Georgian
- Colour: Beige