Historical information

One of two underskirts accompanying a christening ensemble. First worn by William Thomas (Tom) Poulter in 1858, eldest surviving child of Mary and James Poulter. Used by generations of Poulter & Chapmans. The robe is reliably dated to 1858 but the two underskirts, shawl & bonnet may have been added to the ensemble at a later date.


Early christening underskirt related to early Kilmore families.

Physical description

White cotton christening underskirt with pintuck & broderie anglaise detail to skirt. Excellent condition.