Description: Princess Elizabeth's red and white printed lawn day dress, circa 1931, piped and edged in white, with ruffled trim to neck, puff sleeves and hem tiers, vented pocket to skirt front, bust and waist 61cm, 24in; together with a photograph of the dress being worn, and a copy of a letter on Sandringham House stationery acknowledging the vendor's possession of the clothes on behalf of H.M. The Queen (3) Provenance: Originally in the possession of Clara (Allah) Knight the Royal nanny from 1926. Previously loaned to the Bexhill Museum from 1990-2007. Princess Elizabeth was photographed wearing this dress sitting atop a wind-up gramophone with her infant sister to one side, watched over by their mother Queen Elizabeth and the Countess of Strathmore
Condition Report: Good condition, very fresh colours. Shoulder to hem measure 64cm 25in. One concealed button loop at neck is broken (minor). Slight seam pull between white binding and floral fabric on one sleeve, and front and rear neck edge (easily repaired).