Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau
Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau
Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau
Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau
Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau
Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau
Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen  Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau

Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau

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Antique Men's Shirt, French Hand Woven Linen Circa 1860, Hand Made From French Chateau

This fabulous shirt is made from the finest linen and it weighs 605 grams. The linen used is purely organic with no chemicals or pesticides in the growing or producing process.

It would have been made for a member of the family of the chateau as it is made of beautiful quality hand woven pure linen. Entirely hand made and hand stitched with some wonderful details on the sleeves and shoulders, a superb piece of work.

This would have been a day or evening shirt for one of the gentlemen of the chateau and at this weight linen would have been a summer/autumn shirt.

The front has buttons and a lovely pleated design. The sleeves have buttons.

Although this was originally made as a man's shirt they are often bought as women's dresses or nightdresses as the material is so beautiful and natural.

Measurements are as follows:

Across the chest 55 cm (110 cm around)
Collar size 40 cm
Sleeve length 55 cm
Shoulder width 20 cm
Total length 97 cm

Provenance is everything with antiques of any kind and I am so lucky to know the full history of this fabulous pure linen dress shirt.

It came from a chateau at Serignac sur Garonne where the same family have lived for a couple of centuries and over time it has became a repository of antiques from various sections of the family. As they now need a bit more room I was able to purchase a large stock of very fine linen which I will be listing over time and this beautiful shirt is part of that stock.

As with all antique linen that has been stored for some time there may be some minor storage marks that will lift out with an overnight soak and a wash in cool water.

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