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Christening Robe

1750-1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Christening robe of ivory silk satin, opening at the front, lined with ivory silk sarsenet. The neck is square and it is pleated on the front, with 2 double box pleats at the back, and short, straight sleeves each with a cuff and shoulder strap. A wide looped fringe of ivory silk twist edges the front skirts, hem and cuffs.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk; hand-woven, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Christening robe of ivory silk satin, 1750-1790, British; fringed
Physical Description
Christening robe of ivory silk satin, opening at the front, lined with ivory silk sarsenet. The neck is square and it is pleated on the front, with 2 double box pleats at the back, and short, straight sleeves each with a cuff and shoulder strap. A wide looped fringe of ivory silk twist edges the front skirts, hem and cuffs.
Dimensions
  • Length: 78.5cm (approx)
  • Circumference: 45.0cm (approx)
Collection
Accession Number
T.21-1956

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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