Online Store Home

January 27th, 2015
World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day

February 1st, 2015
National Freedom Day

February 2nd, 2015
Groundhog Day

February 4th, 2015
World Cancer Day

February 4th, 2015
Tu B'Shevat

February 12th, 2015
Lincoln's Birthday

February 14th, 2015
Valentine's Day

February 16th, 2015
Presidents' Day

February 16th, 2015
Daisy Gatson Bates Day

February 17th, 2015
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

February 18th, 2015
Ash Wednesday

February 19th, 2015
Chinese New Year

February 20th, 2015
World Day of Social Justice

February 21st, 2015
International Mother Language Day



18th Century Georgian Antique Baby Christening Gown Dress Silk & Fringing Doll ? For Sale

18th Century Georgian Antique Baby Christening Gown Dress Silk & Fringing Doll ?

bertlottjean3 Store
18th Century Georgian antique baby christening gown dress Silk & fringing Doll ?

I have a refund policy. Please read the details at the foot of this page.

English speakers only please.

WELCOME to the Baby Layette & Dolls Department of Poppies Cottage!

Everything for the most wonderful baby or dollin the World!

Here is the second 18th Century Christening robe I have examined.

The first, if I remember [photo's lost! - oh!] was almost identical but in excellent condition. It was very plain.

This one is beautifully decorated, but really age 'grubby' and stained.

One can never have it all with 18th Century textiles!

So, please do not think of offerding if you want a fresh one.

Despite the many stains and 'attic dust', there is very little damage to the gown. The few small holes and wear are shown on the photo's, and I have tried to show most of the marking. There is a horrid stain to the fine silk LINING [see pic] but nothing as bad to the face of the garment.

It may be worth considering a professional antique specialist clean as these christening gowns come up very rarely. Do not attempt to clean it yourself, or at the local dry cleaners. You will ruin it.

You will fall in love with the whole of the shape, and especially the turn back sleeves! These would have tiny lace ruffles peeking out from the edge of the chemise worn below.

The front is completely open, and may have had a stomacher panel over, or special 'bibs' that were often made as part of the christening set.

In just the same design as mama's gown, this is a miniature Robe a la Anglaise, with stitched down pleating to the centre back, and to each side of the front. Exquisite stitching in silk thread.

The decoration, in scallops all around the hem, and in a beautiful pattern to the front, is silk looped fringing and tassels in scalloped form, matched a little further away in silk braiding, very typical of the period.

To finish, we have two bows, again much in line with mama's dress decorations, of ribbon with metal thread. [Quite worn but just lovely!]

I would guess that she dates to around the 1770's, because of the style of the decoration.

This tiny sweetheart is too small for my baby mannequin, so please excuse the rather odd photo's. She measures as follows

Across back chest 8". Across back waist 7.5". Sleeve top to sleeve top across shoulders 6". Underarm sleeve length to start of turn back cuff, approx 4.5". Centre back length 35".

Please only offer if you can take care of her.

[Note: I am saying 'her' but of course girls and boys were dressed exactly the same!]

This parcel must be sent with full tracking and insurance.

Please do take a look in my shop if you have the time!

Payment within5 days please. Sorry, no cheques. Paypal only from overseas. Paypal or uncrossed postal order from the UK. No collections for small items.

18th Century Georgian Antique Baby Christening Gown Dress Silk & Fringing Doll ?

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

18th Century Georgian Antique Baby Christening Gown Dress Silk & Fringing Doll ?: