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Tea gown

Cream-colored ribbed and watered silk, showing a polychrome chiné pattern of birds and branches. Full, loose cut, resembling an eighteenth-century robe battante, but with large puffed sleeves and a high collar. Small plastron pleated white silk trimmed with a violet velvet band. Front edges of...

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Petersham embroidered in yellow thread: "Swann/Newburgh."

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

American, about 1900

Object Place

United States

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with printed warp (Chiné); silk velvet; silk lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts