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Not currently on display at the V&A

Christening Robe

ca. 1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Lawn christening robe with Ayrshire work embroidery in white cotton in satin and stem stitches with trailing eyelet holes, cutwork and needlepoint lace fillings. Down the long front is a vertical pattern of five delicate floral stems with bunches of flowers between. Similar stems border the bottom of the robe and on the shoulder pieces. Small bodice front is closely covered with blossoms.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lawn embroidered in cotton, needlepoint lace
Brief Description
Lawn christening robe with Ayrshire work embroidery in cotton and needlepoint lace, Great Britain, ca. 1850
Physical Description
Lawn christening robe with Ayrshire work embroidery in white cotton in satin and stem stitches with trailing eyelet holes, cutwork and needlepoint lace fillings. Down the long front is a vertical pattern of five delicate floral stems with bunches of flowers between. Similar stems border the bottom of the robe and on the shoulder pieces. Small bodice front is closely covered with blossoms.
Dimensions
  • Front length: 75.5in
  • Including sleeves width: 20in (maximum)
Credit line
Given by Mr R. L. Joseph
Collection
Accession Number
T.146-1931

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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