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Christening gown

Object Number: 
1942.258
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.
Gallery Label: 
This christening gown was used at 32 West 47th street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Leopold Lehman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group