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Blue silk lampas with white floral motifs. Overdress: loose fitting bodice and full skirt; short fitted sleeves with gathered asymmetrical cuffs; sack (Watteau) back; worn over trimmed corset. Petticoat fullness knife pleated into blue linen waistband except at front. Blue linen partial linings.

Provenance

By 1930, purchased in Marseille, France by Elizabeth Day McCormick (1873 - 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of McCormick to the MFA. (Accession date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1730

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Center back (Overdress): 152.5 cm (60 1/16 in.) Center back (Petticoat): 97 cm (38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.664a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes