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Dress, petticoat, and stomacher (stomacher)

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Formal dress. White silk satin brocaded with polychrome silks and gilt yarns in chinoiserie motifs. Robe: square neckline, white net panels at front line interlaced with white plush cording and polychrome silks and gilt flowers and tassels, sack (Watteau) back; short fitted sleeves with fullness...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, About 1735; dress restyled at a later date

Place of Manufacture

Holland

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Center front (Stomacher (now attached)): 112 cm (44 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1871c

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with supplementary discontinuous silk and metal-wrapped patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes