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Christening robe: T.7-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Muslin with Ayrshire whitework embroidery forming stomacher panel on bodice and a widening panel from waist to hem, both framed by applied bands of similar embroidery. Whitework also on sleeves, hem, neck edge, back and waist seams. Neck trimmed with narrow bobbin lace. Cotton drawstrings at neck and waist; two buttonholes and two pearl buttons at bodice back. Embroidery consists of trailing flowers and foliage, sprigs and spots in satin and stem stitch and pulled thread work.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Diana Hunter

Measurements and weight

Length: 43 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-04-30) by Hunter, Diana, Miss


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1825 CE - Circa 1874 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Drawstrings composed of cotton
Buttons composed of pearl
Neck Trimming composed of bobbin lace
Skirt Length 37.5 in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.7-1984
Primary reference Number: 198785
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 10 April 2014 Updated: Friday 6 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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