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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 537

    FIVE COTTON COUNTRY SMOCKS

    CIRCA 1860-1910

    Price Realised  

    FIVE COTTON COUNTRY SMOCKS
    CIRCA 1860-1910
    Comprising three adult smocks and two children's smocks, all pale-buff coloured (5)


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    The traditional smock is made of heavy linen and varies from thigh-length to mid-calf length. Characteristic features are fullness across the back, breast, and sleeves folded into narrow unpressed pleats held in place and decorated by smocking, a type of surface embroidery in a honeycomb pattern across the pleats that controls the fullness while allowing a degree of stretch.

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