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Woman's court dress and petticoat (Robe a la Francaise)

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Lilac ground with a brocaded design of waving lines, and of white silk and gold thread, and bunches of flowers woven with bright colored silks and silver and gold thread. The over-dress hangs from the shoulders in two box-plaits, and is trimmed with gold lace and rosettes of ribbon and silk...

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Provenance

Gift of Alessandro Castellani, 1877

Credit Line

Gift of Alessandro Castellani of Rome

Italian, about 1775

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Center back length: 156 cm (61 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

77.6a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta brocaded with silk and metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes