Stockings (pair), womens, made for Queen Victoria, silk, maker unknown, England, 1840-1850 Pair of womens very fine silk cream stockings with the insignia of Queen Victoria, a woven symbol of the crown and the letters 'VR', on the upper leg. Read more: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=320075#ixzz1oYbJJCJm Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial
Stockings (pair), women's, cotton, made by I & R Morley, England, c. 1850s. Pair of stockings tacked together. Thread: cotton, colour: white, decoration: red embroidered "L 11" and woven lace instep, distinguishing marks: "M" below welting woven in - Morley mark, Length: 24.5" 1" welting. Made: I & R Morley; Nottingham, England; 1850 - 1859 Marks: Woven "M" below welting - Morley mark. Production date: 1850 - 1859. Width: 227 mm Click through link for fab historical review.
A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.