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Christening gown

Object Number: 
Z.1254
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Cotton, needlepoint lace
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 31 in. ( 95.2 x 78.7 cm )
Description: 
White cotton christening gown with a round neckline trimmed with needlepoint lace; triangular yoke of vertical tucks in the center of the bodice trimmed with needlepoint lace and cotton ruffles; long sleeves with whitework embroidery and two rows of tucks on the cuffs, trimmed with needlepoint lace; high waistline with gathered pleats below the yoke; two wide ties trimmed with lace and whitework embroidery attach at the sides; extremely long skirt with a wide hem and six horizontal tucks divided by a whitework vine design around the base; three mother-of-pearl buttons below the neckline in the back.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group