4 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 600
A PAIR OF SLEEVE PLUMPERS, 1830S AND A BUSTLE, CIRCA 1900
the rare plumpers of white cotton with shirred cuffs, filled with swansdown; the bustle of plaited crin tubes, labelled S&H LONDON (2)
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Sleeve plumpers are rarely seen. Their existence underlines how important foundation garments and accessories were to the appearance of apparently simple early 19th century dresses.
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