This exquisite 43 inch long infant christening gown is circa 1875, most likely of English origin. The princess style with no front waistline seam and embroidered insertion in a diagonal pattern became popular in the late 1870's. The short sleeves and vertical robing's defining the edges of the front panel were also typical of this era.
Both the neck and waistline can be adjusted with the inserted strings. Machine embroidered Broderie Anglaise scalloped edging and insertion form the front panel and a deep border in the lower portion of the panel. Tucks, insertion and a frill trim the lower edge of the skirt.
The dress has been professionally laundered and pressed. It is in excellent clean condition, ready to use for a christening, for a special doll, or to display. Dress only, no slip.