A discerning late Edwardian - 1920's nightgown in a soft washing silk, cream in color. The bodice of the lovely gown is inset with rows of silk bobbin lace in two different shades. The lace is incorporated on both the front and back of gown.
A lighter shade of tan lace edges the arm hole openings. It is the same shade, as the narrow scallop lace, edging the square neckline. A deeper shade of tan is used for the insertion lace, both vertically and horizontally. The motif of the lace is so striking, featuring a spoke wheel pattern, joined with smaller circles.
Gusset are set in on both side seams, measuring 19-1/2" long. Garment is very nicely finished on the inside, as the seams are french seams. No closures as the gown slipped over the head.
Measurements: 52-1/2" long from neckline to hem. Sleeves are raglan so there are no shoulder seams, however, the width across (to about shoulder to shoulder) is 15-1/2" Sleeve opening is 26" around the circumference, opening to about the waist.. 40" bust and waist, so it is quite generous size. No labels or tags.
Condition: It appears to be unworn. Even so, being stored for many years, I did find two pin dot holes in the cream silk. One is under the waist line and the other in the body of the fabric. Even though very minor, they are still there. A minumim scattering of oxidation from storage. Again, a dot or a line here or there.