Now here is a little sweetie which I am sure could steal your heart! A little boy's 2 piece dress, from the late 1800's, in a white pique cotton fabric. It is accented with tambour work embroidery at the bottom of the skirt as well as bodice of dress. The jacket, with its large collar, is also accented with tambour work, as well as both the front and back of jacket, cuffs and collar.
The edge of the collar is edged with 2" wide eyelet trim. This same eyelet is used as insertion down the front of the bodice, on either side of the center. Dress, itself is sleeveless. The back of the dress buttons to the waist. Skirt falls into large soft pleats at the back and around to the side front. Front of the skirt, though, is straight, with no pleats or gathers attaching to the bodice.
Jacket fastens at the front neck opening with a frog and pearl buttons. It's a lovely dress so suitable for display, dressing a large bear, doll or even a child.
Condition is good although it does have a few minor problems, which is to be expected for the age. You will find a few pinholes in the one sleeve and a couple in the other sleeve, along with one that is about the size of an eraser head. I found some slight fraying to on a piece of the tambour work on the jacket's back. See photo.
The dress has been laundered and pressed - ready for whatever your need. Many of our items are more than suitable for children re-enactment or renaissance accessories.
Measuring of the dress: from the neckline to hem the dress is 23" long. Across the shoulders from one side to the other, 9-1/4". Chest 24" around, waist 26" around. Length of jacket center back 11", across the shoulders 10".