Brown china silk crepe with damask figure. Border at bottom; quilting follows woven desgin. Lined with brown and white check cotton. Wadded with lamb's wool. R.T. Briggs believes petticoats of this type were worn in 1830s and 1840s. The quilted petticoats of the 18th century had 2 plackets, opening on hips. This has one in back. The material used was fashionable for ladies dresses 1810-1815. May be Quaker.
Credit LineNewport Historical Society Collection
Object Typepetticoats (underskirts)