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Christening dress and matching guimpe (guimpe)

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White organdie with broad panel down front of dress formed by crossing bands of finely embroidered insertion alternating with bands of gathered organdie and bordered with Valenciennes lace trimmed ruffle, ruffle of Valenciennes lace around armholes; guimpe with long sleeves, yoke and lower part...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy B. Edmond

French, about 1873

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23.5 x 52.5 cm (9 1/4 x 20 11/16 in.). L. of guimpe from center front of neck to lower edge of hem .184 M.

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Cotton with cotton embroidery, smocking, and linen bobbin lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts