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    Sale 5318

    Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 135

    A PAIR OF SLEEVE PLUMPERS, 1830S AND A BUSTLE, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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