Baby Christening Gown

Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat

Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat

Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat    Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat
FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES. Where You Will Find Beautiful and Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France. Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown. With Lots of Lace and Ruffles w/Petticoat. Especially Sweet and Elegant w/ Lots of Ruffles and Lace. This very sweet and entirely hand made French Christening gown dates from the turn of the last century from about 1900 to perhaps 1920 or 30. This traditionally French gown, beautifully hand sewn of a wonderfully light weight cotton batiste fabric, follows a traditional pattern of a panel inset down the front ('apron') bordered by long ruffles ('robing') on either side. In this case the center front panel is a cascade of ruffles with pintucks alternating with bands of inset Valenciennes lace and bands of'ruching' (plisse in French). Also wonderful generous puffed sleeves edged in more lace and pin tucks running down the robings which are edged in yet more lace making this gown frilly and feminine. This lovely gown closes at the back with very tiny mother-of-pearl buttons and the traditional pull ties at the back which allow the waist size to be adjusted. Finally there is a very long sash to tie a full bow at the back. This gown is which still crisp and snowy white measures approx. 18 inches around at the raised waist and at the underarms. 8 1/2 inches across at the shoulders. This gown measures a lovely long 43 inches from the shoulder to the hem which will give it a lovely sweep when baby is carried to the altar. Because we cannot assign sizes to these vintage items, please check your measurements carefully. We can say that we believe this gown would likely fit a baby of from about 3 up to perhaps 9 months or so according to body type.

Finally this gown is in excellent vintage condition, clean and white. I have found no stains, just one tiny pinprick sized spot in the folds of one sleeve, but nothing at all serious, no tears or other signs of wear.

We have added a petticoat to protect the gown and to give it body. This lovely French Christening gown will come to you freshly hand laundered using fine French hypoallergenic soap and will be ironed, fresh, clean, white and ready to use. All in all this fine French gown is an exquisite handmade creation and will surely be treasured as a family heirloom. Please ask us for more detailed photos if you wish.

So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items. Please take a minute to have a look at our Feedback. To that end we make every effort to describe our items accurately and fully and to note any small flaws which are inevitable in these vintage items.

Also please see our Comments on Condition and Pricing below. We welcome and encourage your questions regarding measurements, condition, etc. We will respond in the shortest time possible. That will be attached to your parcel. For the protection of our customers and ourselves. We are a fully liscensed and legal business in France. Our Siret Number is 502590573.00015. Comments on the Condition of the items we sell. Virtually all the items we sell are "vintage" which means they have, in the majority of cases, been used, and are at least 50 to 75, and occasionally even more than 100 years old.

Having said that, we do not sell items that are so used that they are obviously heavily worn, faded, or too fragile to use. Almost all our items were made by hand in France during the first half of the last century--most would date from between about 1890 and 1950, although it is quite difficult to be certain of an exact date in most cases. It would be quite unusual to find this kind of fine hand work in France after about 1960. Again because these items are Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used.

Still it is inevitable that occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend on any given item. We always carefully launder and iron our items and in doing so inspect them carefully for a second time. If we notice a small flaw on an item we put that in my description. It is our hope that our customers understand that we would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large stains or tears. But please do understand that because the items we sell are Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely absolutely "pristine and perfect" as if they were new. Like all fine antiques, they will have their own sort of patina. Some sellers do sell these vintage items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their customers of that fact. Because the items we sell are generally much sought after here in France and abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. We travel far and wide in our region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes, antique shops and private sellers. We visit Paris from time to time, and we search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible. Our travel costs to seek out new items are significant. Very importantly for our customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy both electrical and mine! And time, and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly. Finally we are a legal business here in France. For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special by virtue of being Handmade. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers. These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art and these items are rare. Still, in the face of the expenses involved in running our business, we do our best to keep our prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past. VINTAGE FRENCH LINENS AND ANTIQUES.

We invite you to visit us again soon to see the new items we regularly add. The item "Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat" is in sale since Friday, December 13, 2019.

This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Baby\Baby & Toddler Clothing\Christening Clothing". The seller is "2007nanb" and is located in Fontès. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Gender: Girls
  • Size: 3-9 Months
  • Date: 1900-1920
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Style: Gown
  • Material: Lace
  • Theme: Christening
  • Color: White
  • Brand: Handmade

Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat    Vintage French Handmade Christening Gown with Lots of Lace and Ruffles/Petticoat