The dress is a mid-nineteenth-century child's dress. There's no way of telling if it's for a boy or a girl. It's entirely hand sewn with a growth tuck and a wide hem. The tiny white braid at the sleeves is handmade. Piping, cut on the bias over perle cotton and about as tiny as you'll ever see, is on both sides of the waistband, at the neckline, and around the armscyes.
It rests on a berlin-work luggage rack I bought there last year. What I love about Quintessential is that there is always something magical there that I can manage to afford. They sold a gorgeous workbench for close to 3K, but also had CDVs, bits of lace, and other ephemera for a dollar.