probably British

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This is a beautifully detailed infant's garment with almost infinitesimal stitching. The pleating of the sleeves is labor-intensive and refined, as well as intricate, with almost miniscule needlework at the shoulders. The ruffle around the collar and the front edges is made from a finer, sheerer fabric than the rest, showing a sense of thoughtfulness. To have such a refined example of pre-nineteenth century babywear is fairly rare.

Shirt, linen, probably British

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