Christening dress and matching guimpe (guimpe)
Object Place: France
23.5 x 52.5 cm (9 1/4 x 20 11/16 in.). L. of guimpe from center front of neck to lower edge of hem .184 M.
Medium or Technique
Cotton with cotton embroidery, smocking, and linen bobbin lace
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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.
Gift of Miss Amy B. Edmond