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Child's clothing, a cotton knit stocking and a knit nightcap, ca Dutch

An extremely rare linen boot hose believed to have belonged to King Charles I, English, circa 1630-40, formed from shaped panels of linen, the foot 28cm., 11in long Boot hose were worn to protect expensive silk stockings from the chafing of the leather riding boot. Family tradition states this hose was left at Chisenbury by King Charles I.

An extremely rare linen boot hose believed to have belonged to King Charles I, English, circa 1630-40, formed from shaped panels of linen, the foot 28cm., 11in long Boot hose were worn to protect expensive silk stockings from the chafing of the leather riding boot. Family tradition states this hose was left at Chisenbury by King Charles I.