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Brocade dress

Brocade dress, probably for a figurine, made of two different brocades, both on a white ground; bodice, with detachable sleeves, and center front of skirt made of floral brocade with gold and silver and polychrome silks; back of skirt of floral brocade in polychrome silks.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts