Oh, so fashionable in its day, this lovely batiste night or dressing gown is from the Victorian or early Edwardian period. The bodice features rows of Valenciennes lace alternating with the soft batiste fabric, which creates an elegant dreamy air. The collar is also of lace with a ribbon drawstring.
This, too, provide another added detail to the gown. The full sleeves also features wide ruffle of lace to about elbow length. The remainder of the fabric flows to the floor. Deep gussets set in on either side of the side seams also gives volume to the skirt. Buttons down the front to just below the waist.
At the neckline there appears to be a label but unreadable. Perhaps it was a French made garment. It certainly would have the earmarks as it is fancy and expertly stitched, with even the seams around the neckline and sleeves finished.
Measurements: From neckline to hem the length is 54" long. 12-1/2" across from shoulder to shoulder 34" bust. 18" length sleeve.
Condition: It has not been laundered recently so does have some oxidation. Not a lot but some. A few pin holes. Probably the biggest flaw, I see, is a hole /tear in one of the sleeves. About 1" long x 1/2" wide irregular shape. Of course, it could be mended.
Gorgeous for display in a bedroom setting.