If your bebe is in need of something extra special this late summer, consider making a menial investment in a gorgeous night gown such as this for your little lady. I adore this particular example (perhaps more than all the others I have listed) because when you put it on a doll... well it simply comes alive. That collar cut, the ruffled lace, the wonderful tucking, that PERFECT form; it really is a prime example of everything that we look for in a bebe piece. Little accessories like nightgowns, chemises, bonnets, fans, shoes- these are the things that make doll collecting fun in my opinion, as the act of dressing and undressing dolls was (according to the Jumeau book) the main reason young girls loved dolls so much- they could create new stories with new articles. This is why the Jumeau firm succeeded, really, when they introduced a doll that could be dressed and undressed; it was now more than a toy, it was a part of the family. Accessories like this bring us back to that initial joy of interactive play. And after all, we know that our wardrobes would be rather anemic without some sleepwear, so why not give your favorite bebe the chance to enjoy that small pleasure as well? This particular example is near mint and will make not just fine investment as the price of these incredible antique doll clothing goes up, it will look stunning on any doll you choose to put it on.
*Yes, we would be happy to break payment for this gorgeous piece in two parts. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 if you are interested in multiple pieces or would like to place this piece on short layaway. Or just let us know at checkout!*
Length with ruffle: 12"
Shoulder to shoulder: 7"
Condition: Excellent. This nightgown is in wonderful condition for its 130 years of age! Some minor areas of age color that are not noticeable unless you are *really* looking for them and one small touch up at the collar, but otherwise, MINT. I have never had one in such great condition before, so GRAB this beauty before someone else does. Modeled on a 20" Size 9 Jumeau Depose Bebe.
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!**