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Lady's Initialed Knit Stockings For Day Wear & Warmth c1830

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$80.00

A handsome, very early woman's finely woven cotton stockings.  These are plain, warm stockings, worn for warmth and for everyday wear.  The stockings are signed in ink, in an old, fancy hand, for the owner ~ E.I. Mott.  This was the custom in the first half of the 19th century.  The stockings have red borders around each top, with another decorative red line running beneath.  In beautiful condition, they look as though they were hardly ever worn.  The tops measure about 5 inches across on each side, heel to top 19.5 inches, toe end to end of heel 8 inches, approximately.   There are no holes, rips, tears, decay.  There is a scattering of pale spots due to age and storage.  It is hard to find utilitarian stockings in this outstanding condition.  Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance