Antique Christening Gown
Antique Christening Gown, 19th Century Christening Gown, Heirloom Christening Gown, Antique Baby Dress, Antique Dolls Dress
CIRCA: 19th Century
MATERIALS: finest cotton and lace
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition
APPROX FIT: 3-6 months (PLEASE CHECK MEASUREMENTS BELOW CAREFULLY THOUGH)
ARMHOLE TO ARMHOLE: 40 cm/ 16”"
WAIST: 40 cm/ 16"
LENGTH (from shoulder) : 112 cm/ 44"
This is a very beautiful antique English Victorian Edwardian heirloom Christening gown which dates from about mid 1800s to 1900s in finest soft white cotton and beautiful white lace. A scooped neckline and capped lace frilled sleeves with lace front which was the fashion during the early part of the 19th century She features row and rows of lace inserts, tiny hand embroidered panels with leaf patters and details and hand made cut work frills - all very skilled work. She has beautiful pleating to the hem and a beige lace hem She fastens at the back with 2 fabric cotton tape ties a a single fabric toggle buttons
She has carefully washed and steamed the dress so it is ready to wear or collect - pure white I literally cannot find fault in this gown save for a minor discolouration at the neckline which I will continue to try to remove an absolute spectacle with absolutely gorgeous details. Exceptional condition with plenty of wear left or perfect to collect or display. Each item is unique item and has its own history and personality and even though some show signs of being pre-loved, that is part of the charm! Any faults are described as accurately as possible but please bear in mind antique and vintage textiles sometimes bear the traces of a previous life.
I ensure that every piece is thoroughly cleaned, pressed and carefully stored so it will always reach you in the best possible condition.