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Most beautiful one of a kind French Navy Style French Bebe costume with matching bonnet of cream silk fully ornate with pale blue silk ribbons and beautiful embroidery lace and fine details .
It fit perfect for French or German doll about around 21" / 22" ( 54 - 56 cm )...perfect for Jumeau , Steiner , Bru , FG ....or other pretty doll.
In French Navy style and most hand sewn of cream silk with longer front and sides parts , ornate with hand made pale blue silk buttons and all complete rich pale blue silk ribbon decoration.
Beautiful collar ..... hand made of embroidery trim and fine French lace strips.Beautiful side and back part with typical French small "Que de Paris" witch would hold with a small hope skirt cage inside the back of longer train .
The back side are also pretty orntae with the pale blue silk ribbons and pretty French lace. The dress has 3/4 long small inset sleeves with lace wrist and ribbon decoration.
The skirt has small pleats with lace around the hem and also here a rich decoration of the pale blue silk ribbons.
As finally touch you can find on antique soft metal anchor brooch at the left side of front and on hand made Navy ornament at back .
You can close the dress at left side at front .... with hooks and metal eyes. Inside fully lined with soft cream cotton and on cotton slip with lace around hem.
To the dress belongs a very pretty couture bonnet... richly ornate at outside with cream silk ruffles and pleats and around the brim has it three row of lace ruffles.
Inside the brim pretty decorate with tiny silk flowers trim and finally outside with pale blue silk ribbon loops and on large wax flowers bouquet.
Inside fine lined with cream muslin............and a small rack of wire hold the bonnet always in perfect form ! All complete generally excellent fabric and lace condition at 19th. century .... note very small color different at the cream silk but not disturbing !!
Unusual French Navy or Sailor style silk couture costume....never to find such the same again in this beautiful pale colors !!! Perfect for one of your favorite dollÂīs to enjoy ............
Long at front from neck to hem...... circa 14" ( 37 cm )
Shoulder to shoulder at front ....... circa 6,5" ( 16 cm )
Waist around .......... circa 15" ( 38 cm )
Please let me know if you have any question and thank you very much for your interest on my doll shop !!