Elizabethan man's shirt, dated around 1580 - 1590. Jacobean woman's shift, dated around 1610. Rare undergarments, made of linen and embroidered with fine black needlework depicting natural and geometric patterns. Undershirts were principle pieces of the Elizabethan and Jacobean era, providing a washable, breathable layer beneath heavy doublets and kirtles. (Fashion Museum in Bath, England. Forgeng, Jeffrey. Daily Life in Elizabethan England. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO LLC, 2010.)
An Edwardian cream satin court dress, with lace bodice insert and sleeves and flouncing to skirt, fully decorated with thread work flowerheads and foliate sprays, accompanied by a plume of feathers headdress with tulle veil. Mallams Auctioneers, via the saleroom (link: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/mallams-ltd-oxford/catalogue-id-srmalla10045/lot-285efbfa-90ad-4eee-8b3f-a5ad01119c3a).