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A polonaise

A polonaise with inked label written on cotton and sewn on inside of bodice: "This polonaise had a silk skirt of the fashionable color ‘fumée de Londres'. It was made for me in Paris in 1870 and was copied from a dress worn by Madame la Marquise de Gallefet, at the spring races at Auteuil. ...

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Made for the donor's mother, Mrs. C. H. Joy, in Paris.

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Gift of Mrs. Francis Gray

French, 1870

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Printed cotton, velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts