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Robe à la polonaise

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Block printed cotton in polychrome on white with Indian style floral motifs. Robe à la polonaise: square neckline; Watteau back; short fitted sleeves; side fullness gathered into pleats; ribbon front closure to hook-and-eye at waist; linen and cotton lining. Quilted petticoat: fullness cartridge...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, About 1785, altered at a later date

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Center back (overdress): 147 cm (57 7/8 in.) Center back (petticoat): 89 cm (35 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, block-printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts