Christening gown

Christening gown
Title
Christening gown
Date 
1877
Medium 
Cotton, muslin, eyelet lace
Dimensions 
Overall: 40 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. ( 102.9 x 55.2 cm )
Description 
White cotton and muslin christining gown; round collar trimmed with floral eyelet lace; long sleeves with fitted cuffs decorated with a band of whitework and trimmed on each side with eyelet lace; triangular yolk dropped into a false apron decorated with alternating V-shaped bands of floral whitework embroidery, horizontal bands of nine tucks and vertical shirred muslin; sides of apron and yolk trimmed with eyelet lace; two wide muslin ties attach at the front of the high waistline beneath the yolk and are decorated with the whitework, tucks, muslin shirring and eyelet lace; base of dress has bands of shirring tucks and whitework above the hem; hem timmed with box-pleated whitework with a scalloped edge; one mother-of-pearl button at the back of the neck.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Leopold Lehman
Object Number 
1942.258
Gallery Label 
This christening gown was used at 32 West 47th street.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group