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Child's dress

French (Paris)
Late 19th century

Object Place: Paris, France


102 cm (40 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; lace; machine made

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cream-colored corded silk and machine-made lace. Gathered bodice and skirt; wide pleated waistband of same silk. Lace-covered guimpe with high round collar. Full, puffed upper sleeves with tight, lace-covered sleeves from elbow to wrist; six lace-covered spherical buttons on lower part of each sleeve. Wide, moiré ivory silk ribbon bows on each shoulder. Long closure down center of back, with mother-of-pearl buttons and hooks and eyes. Ivory satin petticoat with lace-edged flounce. Label sewn inside collar at front: “English Warehouse / Boulevard de la Madeline /, 66 Rue Basse du Rempart / 3, Rue de Sèze, Paris. Condition fair; small holes in back.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke