Christening gown

Object Number: 
1978.65.9
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Cotton, needlepoint lace
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 x 26 1/2 in. ( 99.1 x 67.3 cm )
Description: 
White cotton christening gown with a round neckline trimmed with needlepoint lace, a cream silk ribbon is strung through and ties in the back; square yoke of banded needlepoint lace in the center of the front of the bodice with two cotton ruffles trimmed with needlepoint lace on either side; long sleeves with gathered and ruffled cuffs trimmed with needlepoint lace; high waistline gathered below the yoke; extremely long skirt with bands of tucks, needlepoint lace and cotton at the base; hem trimmed with scalloped needlepoint lace; three mother-of-pearl buttons at the back below the neckline.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Hayward F. Manice
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group