Antique White Cotton & Lace Baby Gown From The Hermitage Country House Sale For Sale

ANTIQUE WHITE COTTON & LACE BABY GOWN WITH PRETTY SMOCKING FROM THE HERMITAGE, HEXHAM COUNTRY HOUSE SALE.THE HERMITAGE IS A RARE SURVIVAL OF A COUNTRY HOUSE ON A GRAND SCALE, A FINE MANSION HOUSE IN NORTHUMBERLAND THAT DATES BACK TO THE 17TH CENTURY. THIS HOUSE WAS TAKEN OVER IN 1922 BY BRIGADIER GENERAL HUBERT HORATIO SHIRLEY MORANT AND HIS WIFE, ISABELLA HELEN AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN, DOREEN SHIRLEY, ALICE BETTINE AND MAJOR JOHN LOCKE STRAKER , ALL THREE CHILDREN REMAINED UNMARRIED. TIME STOOD STILL AS THIS FAMILY LIVED THERE FOR NINETY YEARS AND VERY LITTLE WAS EVER THROWN AWAY, TOYS WERE PACKED AWAY IN THE NURSERY, CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES LEFT UNOPENED THAT DATED TO 1919, DIARIES AND HOUSEHOLD RECORDS THAT GAVE INSIGHTS INTO A BYGONE AGE WERE ALL FOUND IN THIS OLD HOUSE AND THE BOXES OF TEXTILES I BOUGHT WERE ALL FOUND STORED AWAY IN THE ATTICS.
I HAVE SOME REAL TREASURES, CHILDRENS CLOTHES, BABY GOWNS, WOMENS CORSETS, WOMENS CLOTHING, WOMENS UNDERWEAR, SOME PRETTY BLOOMERS WITH INITIALS IHM, LACE ETC, WHICH I WILL BE SORTING OUT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.THIS PRETTY ANTIQUE WHITE COTTON & LACE BABY GOWN IS ONE OF SEVERAL I HAVE AND IT IS NICE & LONG MEASURING 39.5 INCHES (100 CMS) FROM TOP OF SHOULDER TO BOTTOM HEM. THE BODICE IS GATHERED AT THE FRONT AND THERE IS SOME LOVELY SMOCKING AT THE WAIST AND AROUND THE COLLAR THEN MORE LACE AND BRODERIE ANGLAIS LACE AROUND THE NECK. THE LONG SLEEVES ALSO HAVE SOME SMOCKING AND LACE AT THE CUFF AND A LITTLE BUTTON FOR FASTENING. THERE IS A SMALL MEND ON ONE CUFF SEAM. THIS BABY GOWN FASTENS AT THE BACK WITH 2 TINY BUTTONS AND 2 SETS OF TAPES AND A LARGE TIE FROM THE FRONT BODICE. THE BOTTOM OF THE GOWN HAS LAYERS OF PINTUCKS AND THEN SOME VERY PRETTY BRODERIE ANGLAIS LACE.
THIS ANTIQUE BABY GOWN IS IN FAIRLY GOOD CONDITION BUT ONE OF THE BIG TIES HAS A SERIES OF LITTLE HOLES ALL THE WAY ALONG IT, AS THOUGH SOMETHING HAS BEEN PINNED ON FOR A LONG TIME. IT MEASURES 11 INCHES (28 CMS) FROM UNDERARM TO UNDERARM MAKING CHEST SIZE UP TO 22 INCHES AND COULD STILL BE WORN. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF BROWN MARKS FROM AGE & STORAGE - SEE PHOTO 12. I HAVE GIVEN THIS A LIGHT HAND WASH AND THE MARKS MAY COME OUT WITH ANOTHER GENTLE SOAK & HAND WASH. ANTIQUE TEXTILES CANNOT BE PUT INTO MODERN WASHING MACHINES OR TUMBLE DRYERS.PLEASE STUDY MY PHOTOS AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE MORE PHOTOS PLEASE EMAIL ME.INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE /SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE £9.50 VIA INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MOST OF THE LACE & TEXTILES I SELL ARE VERY OLD, THEY HAVE BEEN PRE-OWNED AND USED AND MAY HAVE FLAWS COMMENSURATE WITH AGE & USE. IF YOU EXPECT A NEW PRISTINE CONDITION ITEM THEN PLEASE THINK BEFORE offerDING. I HAVE TO STRESS THIS AS SOME CUSTOMERS SEEM TO EXPECT IMMACULATE ITEMS WITH NO SIGNS OF PREVIOUS USE. IF YOU ARE NOT ACCUSTOMED TO ANTIQUE LACE & TEXTILES THEN PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU offer.
Antique White Cotton & Lace Baby Gown From The Hermitage Country House Sale

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