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Woman's dress in three parts

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White silk rep brocaded with polychrome silk in scrolling floral sprays and baskets; trim of silk thread tied in rosette bows. Overdress: trimmed, pleated panels along front line; short, fitted sleeves with trimmed, double asymmetrical dagged ruffles; sack (Watteau) back; wide flat panier...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1770

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Costume (bodice): 11 in. (28 cm) Length (dress): 152.4 cm (60 in.) Center back (dress): 147.3 cm (58 in.) Center back (skirt): 91 cm (35 13/16 in.) Length (stomacher): 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

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Silk cannelle patterned with weft floats and brocaded with silk thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts