CIRCA 1680-1720,RARE INFANT'S SILK CHRISTENING ROBE W/EMBROIDERY.A RARE ensemble. A wonderful early christening ensemble consisting of a infants robe , cover and sleeves.The cream silk of course is  absolutely luminous and the design has wonderful meandering vines,leaves and large blossoms with a deep border on the front and back and and again a wide border all the way up the shirt with silk ribbons attached at the center. There is a matching large silk measuring apprx. 42" by 33".This piece has a wide border of the florals on three sides, the top part is plain and so it is possible this was used as a cover for the infant.There are also a matching pair of sleeves .The ensemble is in amazing condition, it has one small wear area at top of bodice near seam and a few light storage stains, minor. The set came from England and although I am not sure of provenance, I was told it belonged to a very aristocratic family.This of course makes sense because the quality of the silk and the superb embroidery was exceptional.A beautiful set for Museum or  collector. (Item #EI58)

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