CIRCA 1770,RARE OPEN ROBE SILK CHRISTENING GOWN,COVERLET,PILLOW. I have to say, this is one of the most wonderful items I have come across in children's clothing.I really consider this offering to be well worthy of a museum collection. A wonderful luminous cream silk open robe and petticoat with trimmings of bobbin lace across the petticoat and also along the edge of the open robe.This offering comes with a small quilted satin coverlet with ruffled bobbin lace and a small lace trimmed pillow. There is a note attached"Aunt Connors christening dress,Born 6TH May 1770." There is also a lovely picture of the item that I have included which truly shows how beautiful and luminous this gown is. This item is so rare that I can only say, after years and years, I do not personally think I have seen another like this, so if I enthuse over it , it is simply because it deserves special praise not only for it's beauty,rarity but also for the fact that it has provenance.There is a quilted cover that was probably used for part of the baptism and a small pillow,both beautifully quilted with lace embellishment.This was kept in a important private collection and so is in very good condition, there is a tiny spot on the back of the sleeves and the quilt coverlet is missing its inner lining and the underside of the ruffle has darker discoloration.Overall all minor, the ensemble is in very good strong condition.There are some items that pass through my hands that I form a special attachment to, this offering is one of those items. It is truly wonderful, it is certainly worthy for a museum or of course for the serious collector of children's clothing. Please see pictures of quilt and cushion below, they are all included with this gown.(Item #ACC240)
CIRCA 1770,RARE QUITED SILK CHRISTENING QUILT W/PILLOW.Quilted cover measures apprx. 30 by 30" including ruffle. Small cushion measures apprx 7 1/5 by 6".This is included in offering above and is a complete christening set.
C. 1880-1900,LUMINOUS CANTON ANTIQUE SILK SHAWL W/FIGURES,PAGODAS,ROSES. A wonderful luminous cream silk Canton shawl with a beautiful design and excellent quality embroidery. The design is profuse and practically covers the entire shawl. The shawl measures apprx 65" with 21-22" silk Macrame fringe all around, so in centimeters it is 165.1cm with additional 53.34cm for surrounding Macrame fringe. On one side of the shawl there is a elaborate landscape filled with bridges, graceful trees, florals,vine and figures in traditional Chines costume.It seems either to be a courting couple of perhaps more regal, it could be a lady of nobility being offered homage with courtier at the side and ladies in waiting in other areas and there are large roses surrounding this superb design. On the other side of the shawl there are large heirloom roses with meandering vines, flowers and leaves. this is a superb shawl, excellent hand embroidery and wonderful design. In very good condition, a few light marks that just need some spot attention,minor in relation to very good quality. The silk floss embroidery shines against the backdrop.A beautiful shawl in every respect. (Item #AS80)
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CIRCA 1900,LOVELY FINE ITALIAN/FRENCH LACE TABLE RUNNER. A really very nice table runner, possibly Italian of French with all hand made laces.Part of a museum deaccession, this item seems unused.There is another matching one but this listing is for one piece only Measuring apprx. 102" by almost 15" wide.In very good condition.Item seems unused. (Item #ALTR122)
SUPERB ITALIAN 114"NEEDLE LACE TABLE RUNNER W/FIGURALS,CHERUBS.A wonderful long Italian hand made needle lcd table runner measuring apprx.115 by 12". The them is a celebration of Spring or the harvest, a theme that one finds often in Italian linens.There is a goddess in a chariot, ladies in classical dress playing the lute, dancing children and cherubs with bowls of fruit,,playing the cymbals.Ladies playing the harp,a cherub or child with a trumpet and assorted ladies creating flowing flower swags . There are also birds and ladies holding cornucopias overflowing with fruit.Excellent design and workmanship on this lovely item. In good strong condition, part of a museum deaccession. (Item #ALTR21)