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~Elegant Vintage French Christening Gown with Lavish Embroidery~

Today we are presenting another exquisite Christening gown....this one is French

This gown is as sweet and fresh as the baby who will wear it for her Christening. This lovely gown is as crisp and white as the day it was first worn...likely 75 to 100 yrs ago! It is made of the very finest light and airy cotton batiste

Although this gown is French is has been embellished by hand with what the French call 'Broderie Anglaise' or English-style embroidery. The double tiered and ruffled sleeves, neckline, the bodice front, and bands all down the front between the rows and rows of perfect tucks have been lavished with lovely openwork embroidery. As well this gown has the traditional 'robings' or ruffles that pass over the shoulders to fall all down the front of the gown to the hem. All the embroidery work is hand done.

This gown measures 20 inches around at the underarms and 18 inches around at the slightly raised 'waist' but this is adjustable with the traditional ties at the back . There are also two tiny porcelain buttons at the bak of the full gathered bodice.

This lovely gown measures a very long and rare 45 inches from the shoulder to the hem. Usually these gowns measure about 36 to perhaps as much as 40 inches long so this one is truly exceptional for its long length. This will give it a gorgeous full 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 up to about 12 months and perhaps a few months beyond according to body type.

Finally this gown is in superb vintage condition, clean and white. You will find a few tiny and finely made repairs hidden in the embroidery at the hem in back and one tiny repair near the side seam about 8 inches up from the hem. You will have to hunt carefully for these. Other than that I find no other spots, holes or other issues. This gown is in truly exceptional condition.

This lovely and unusually long 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.

This lovely French Christening gown is charming and sweet and at the same time rather elegant and timeless... and will surely be treasured as a family heirloom, or it would be wonderful for dressing a favored Teddy or Dolly.

Please ask us for more detailed photos if you wish.


Price: $325.00 ++Now $225.00++

This item is eligible for our Multiple Payment Plan. Ask us for details or find more information at then end of our 'Policies' section.

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Shipping from France for this item will be 27.50 to anywhere in the world by Registered French Priority Airmail which includes delivery on signature for added security. If you wish to add insurance, please let us know BEFORE PURCHASE so that we can add an additional charge of $10.00. Insurance will include a Tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.


Also we have a large stock of French vintage linens, baby clothes, Christening gowns, nightgowns, bed linens, table linens. Ask us if you are looking for something special.


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Vintage Christening Gown French w/ fine Handworked 'Broderie Anglaise'


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: lace, cotton batiste
  • Ships worldwide from Theil, France
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