Antique Victorian Infant Baby Christening Cape Whitework Embroidery Trim

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An infant or baby’s Christening cape or capelet.  The cape dates from the 1880’s or 1890’s Victorian era. Made a white pique fabric, the cape is embellished with whitework embroidery trim.  A narrow trim accents the edge of the peter pan collar with the wider whitework extending three-quarters down either side of the front opening. At this point, the trim turns and is run side to side across the back.

From the neck line to hem, a piece of whitework is sewn down the center back.  So very attractive.  There are no closures on the front.  I would assume it pinned closed at the neck line.   No shoulder or side seams.

Antique Victorian Infant Baby Christening Cape Whitework Embroidery Trim

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