ANTIQUE CHRISTENING GOWN,, CAPE, BONNET, BOOTIES - part of a large collection of antique baby and infant dresses, gowns, bonnets, bibs and clothes listed on ebay this week.
Exquisite antique christening gown with original matching cape, bonnet and booties dating from 1880. These are made from fine cream silk and are embroidered all over in broiderie anglaise lace, french knots and flowers.
The dress has an embroidered bodice covered in little silk flowers, a lace trimmed round neck and lace trimmed cuffs on the end of puffed sleeves. There gathered skirt falls from a lace trimmed gathred waist. It flares to a very genreous 70", that's 2" short of 7 ft ending in a nine inches of delicate silk embroidery of flowers and french knots. The dress closes with tiny mother of pearl buttons and silk drawstring ribbons. The neck ribbon is the original but it too fragile to use and the waist drawstring has been replaced. The sleeves are lace trimmed with wide sheering hand stitched.
The cape is beautiful with a deep broiderie anglaise lace ruffle hem, french knots embroidered throughout and fastens with a silk bow. Itis made from cream wool. lace and silk and is in excellent antique condition.
The bonnet is fully lined and covered in lace flowers and trimmed with ruffled lace. The inside is fragile and disintergrating, please see the close up photos.
The booties are in good condition. Please see the close up photos.
AGE circa 1890
SIZING & MEASUREMENTS
length neck seam to hem 36 1/2"
hem circumference 70"
arm seam upper 7"
arms seam lower 5"
cuff circumference at narrowest point "
shoulder seam to shoulder seam "
decorative detail depth on hem 9"
length neck to hem 10", hem sweep length 48"
CONDITION excellent vintage condition
Please note that colours may vary from monitor to monitor.
STOCK REFERENCE 1234
POSTAGE & PACKAGING
I try to waste as little packaging as possible and use Royal Mail second class signed for. If the package weighs over 2 kg I use Parcelforce or sometimes other carriers. I try to post the next working day after receiving cleared payment.
Direct bank transfer or Paypal within two days of sale.
TERMS OF SALE
At Buckingham Antiques I aim to make the online shopping experience as close to buying in person as I can. I try to provide as much information as possible, the same information you would gather through all your senses if you were able to look at it in person.
I take great care to describe and photograph everything as fully and accurately as possible with lots of large clear photos. Any flaws are brought to your attention. I want you to know exactly what to expect when your item arrives.
All the antique and vintage garments I sell have been used and in storage, sometimes for many decades, in varying conditions. They will require gentle laundering and airing before being used unless stated otherwise in the description.
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Full refund of purchase price guaranteed if you are not delighted with your purchase. You simply have to return it within 14 days of receipt at your expense in original packaging and undamaged condition with correctly insured tracked delivery and notify us in advance in writing. Postage in both directions and import duties, charges, levies and taxes are all the responsibility of the buyer and will be charged to the buyer.
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