Passed down by descendants of the nation's first first lady, a 9-inch swatch of silk brocade from one of Martha Washington's dresses ended up with family friend Alden Freeman. In 1932, he gave it as a gift to Nan Britton, a woman involved in the first publicized presidential sex scandal.
And now you can claim the fabric as your own. Wednesday, it was offered for sale for $40,000 by the Philly-based Raab Collection, which has it in a vault.
It may be the only Martha Washington dress snippet ever put on the market. "In our experience, this is unique," Nathan Raab, the collection's vice president, told the Daily News.