Christening dress and matching guimpe (dress)

French (Valenciennes)
about 1873


Object Place: France

Dimensions

105 x 88 cm (41 5/16 x 34 5/8 in.) L. of dress from center front of neck to lower edge of hem .969 M.

Accession Number

42.427a

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidered insertion, linen bobbin lace, and cotton tapes

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White organdie with broad panel down front of dress formed by crossing bands of finely embroidered insertion alternating with bands of gathered organdie and bordered with Valenciennes lace trimmed ruffle, ruffle of Valenciennes lace around armholes; guimpe with long sleeves, yoke and lower part of sleeves formed by minute embroidered insertion bands alternating with bands of gathered organdie, Valenciennes lace edging on sleeves and neck.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy B. Edmond