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Christening gown

Object Number: 
Z.1247
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Muslin, cotton, needlepoint lace
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 34 in. ( 97.8 x 86.4 cm )
Description: 
White muslin christening gown with a round neckline trimmed with needlepoint lace; long wide sleeves with a fitted cuff of cotton whitework trimmed with needlepoint lace; false smock front apron made of alternating vertical bands of muslin, cotton floral whitework and geometric patterned needlepoint lace; edges of the "apron" are trimmed with scalloped needlepoint lace with a double ruffle over the seam of the sleeves; wide muslin ties attach at the sides of the high waistline; five bands of tucks round around the dress above the hem; four cotton covered buttons up the back.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group