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Court dress (robe à la française and petticoat) in four parts

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Chinese yellow silk taffeta with polychrome painted vining floral motifs. Robe: square neckline, attached stomacher with ruching and covered button closure, sack (Watteau) back with 2 panels of pleats, elbow length sleeves with asymmetrical ruffle, moderate panier accomodating skirt with...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1770s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

163 cm (64 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1633a-d

Medium or Technique

Silk; with non-period accessories: modesty, engageantes; Louix XVI style; floral motifs painted on silk taffeta ground; trimmed with ruching

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes