VIN 1860 LAWN HAND WORKED GOWN
VIN 1860 LAWN HANDWORKED 45 1/2" STUNNING ORNATE VICTORIAN CHRISTENING GOWN AND PETTICOAT
A truly stunning all hand worked on fine lawn whitework Christening gown with an accompanying petticoat, the gown dating to around the 1860's and having a most beautiful highly decorative central panel and bodice all of which is hand applied. The bodice is decorated with panels of padded whitework, cutwork and drawn threadwork these panels being applied with herringbone stitches. Either side of this panel there are two side scalloped flat frills again all handworked and decorated with cutwork and padded whitework. These frills, robings along with the outer panel of padded whitework which is applied to the bodice, ascend up from the waist band over the shoulder and along the back neckline. A thin trimming of Valencienne lace decorates the neckline and to the back of the gown there is a minute linen covered button at the neck and adjustable linen ties to the neck and waist openings along with a small linen covered button nearer the waist. The most lovely short sleeves are made up with a panel of padded whitework and drawn threadwork, this panel again being applied with herringbone stitches and a thin trimming of Valencienne lace to the edges. Both the neckline and waistband are decorated with hand stitched herringbone stitches. The beautiful skirt to this gown is again all hand worked and assembled, the fabulous panel being totally embellished from the waist right down to the hemline with horizontal panels of decorative padded whitework, drawn threadwork, cutwork and row upon row of pintucks. Each panel again being applied with decorative herringbone stitches. Either side of this lovely central panel there are two stunning side flat frills, these frills robings measuring 4 1/2" wide (at their widest point) and are decorated with a panel of padded whitework and scalloped cutwork. The whitework panel again being applied with hand sewn herringbone stitches. These wonderful side frills descend down from the waist and decorate the hemline to the front central panel. At the hemline, and radiating out from either side of the central panel and encompassing the sides and back of the gown there is a 15 1/2" deep band of hand stitched decorative pintucks. Measuring chest......21" length......45 1/2" this most stunning of gowns is truly in excellent condition for it's age with just a couple of undetectable pinholes. It has been freshly laundered is sparkling white, free of all stains and ready for use. A most lovely all hand worked antique baby's Christening gown, which is approximately 148 years old, made from the finest lawn, exquisitely worked....a true treasure. It is ready for immediate use and with the right care and conservation will serve many generations to come. You will not be disappointed. The accompanying cotton 40" petticoat is trimmed at the neckline with a thin trimming of lace and to the bottom of the skirt there are three rows of decorative pintucks. To the back of the bodice there are adjustable linen ties to the neck and waist openings along with a linen covered button. Having been freshly laundered this petticoat is sparkling white, free of all stains and damage and ready for use giving body volume to this softly lovely gown !
AN EXCEPTIONAL VISION TO BEHOLD!
SET OF GOWN AND PETTICOAT
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