Baby's robe, cambric fabric with white cotton embroidery, drawn work, and needlepoint lace. The V-shaped bodice front and short sleeves have floral devices with borders of small squares and medallions containing minute rosettes and diapers. The skirt is decorated with a vertical arrangement of a central band filled with baskets of flowers on diaper grounds, flanked by wavy or interlacing floral stems, with festoons and rosettes below. There is a narrow scalloped edging worked with similar stems. The squares, mdallions, and flowers have openwork centres of lace stitches.


  • Title: Christening robe
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1800/1850
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 45.25 in, Width: 15 in with sleeves, Width: 22.25 in at widest point of skirt, Length: 118 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Miss E. Gibbard in accordance with the wish of Miss Portal
  • Medium: Embroidered cambric

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