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1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown

1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown
1850's Brown Calico Infant Gown

This is a recent and most wonderful find: sweet infant gown in the best of calicoes!  If you love both brown and red calicoes; you will find the best of both worlds in this one piece!

Measuring 29 inches in length and 11 inches across the shoulder, it is cut on the A-line culminating in a 29 inch width across the bottom.

This is a wonderful piece is many ways: plain simple style, completely and expertly hand-sewn but above all it is the combination of fabrics (both exterior and interior) that make this infant gown “sing” with excitement.  The exterior is fashioned out of a fabulous calico design which is boldly accented with chocolate, red and cream pods floating on a background color of potato skin softly punctuated with cream flowers.  There is an applied trim to arms and front that is cut from an equally fabulous and sweet calico punctuated with pomegranates.

I believe this gown might have been reversible as the interior seams are all hidden, showing the same expert construction as the exterior with only the lack of buttons.  It is safe to say that one could easily turn it inside out and display it on the red as well.  Hence, it makes for a great display piece during the Christmas holidays.

It is in excellent condition with one very minor and almost un-noticeable repair under the right arm, and a fabulous matching patch on the interior, again almost imperceptible.  The fabric is strong and supple.

I am finding pieces of this caliber less often as is the case for most everything in the realm of early textiles these days.  I am happy to be able to offer it here for your consideration.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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