Christening gown

Object Number: 
Z.1318.5
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Silk, needlepoint lace
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 27 in. ( 91.4 x 68.6 cm )
Description: 
Pale yellow silk christening gown with pale ochre stripes; double collar, round collar over larger square collar both trimmed with needlepoint lace; long sleeves with a loose cuff trimmed with needlepoint lace; high empire waistline with an extremely long undecorated skirt; open down the front with a pink silk ribbon at collar to tie closed.
Gallery Label: 
According to records found with the dress, this gown was worn by Mrs. Harriet Ferry.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group