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Christening gown

Description

A christening gown of white linen, the front bodice formed by a "V"-shaped panel. It, the front panel of skirt and the hem are embroidered with stylized flowers and leaves with net inserts in flowers. The neck is trimmed with lace. The skirt has lace inserts from waistband to hem and around hem. The capped sleeves are folded in place with a button and loop at shoulder. The center back closes with a drawstring neckline and a button at the waist.

Details

Maker
Dodge, Asenath Orne, 1800- (Sewer (textile worker))
Date
1815-1830
Material
embroidering
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
Children's clothing
christening gowns
Dress
Embroidered
embroidering
floral patterns
Geometric Floral
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
stitching
stylization
Accession Number
1930.151
GUSN
33153

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