Rare and exquisite linen 'baby's first vest' with early Bucks point ground edging to the neck edge and simple drawn-thread-work at the shoulders and cuffs.  It has been beautifully made with the tiniest of stitches and of simple yet elegant T-shape construction with a diamond shaped insertion under the arms.

Condition is very good with a couple of tiny breaks in the fine linen ground and a tear in the Bucks lace at the shoulder seam where the shoulder seam has come unstitched. 

Colour - ivory with some faint marks.  This piece has been conservation cleaned to stabilize.

Dates from the mid to late 18th century.

Measures approx. 24.5cm (9 3/4") from shoulder seam to hem and 44cm (17 1/4") from cuff to cuff end when measured flat.

Price - £150.00

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Early Bucks Point Lace Baby Vest    #Bucks28