Pair of fine whitework sleeves, c.1840
Antique sleeves, often beautifully embellished, are excellent sources of trim. Use them in a restoration project or for dressing antique dolls.
The sleeves are fashioned from extremely fine cotton batiste. They are hand embroidered with leaves and berries rendered in padded satin stitch. The sleeves have the original surface, perfect for an antique project.
The condition is almost excellent. In the embroidery are two tiny holes, which can be easily mended to barely show.
The sleeves are 15" long. The embroidered ruffles are 17" by 5 1/2".