Silk, lace and mother-of-pearl
800 mm (length)
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A (circa 1900) baby's cream silk robe or christening gown with short sleeves. The bodice has a lace trimmed neck with a v-shaped panel with vertical lace and silk stripes. The back is also constructed of lace and silk strips. The puff sleeves are trimmed with a thin lace boarder. On the skirt towards the hem are alternate panels of lace and silk finished with a lace trimmed hem. The robe fastens at the back with two mother of pearl buttons. The neck of the robe is dirty and there are some areas of staining on the skirt.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr Germany in May 1973.