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Early Waistpocket: Circa 1800; Pennsylvania

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1800: Item # 1307638

Often, when an antique is too good to be true, it is just that. In the case of this waist pocket with hearts, it is guaranteed to be the real thing. This unusual appliqued waistpocket dates to about 1800. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The only condition flaw is that part of the waist strings are missing. There is enough existing to see that they were a handwoven tape. Top and part of side bindings are pieced from several different fabrics. Measurements are 14" tall x 11" at the widest. Found in Pennsylvania.